New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees joined an illustrious club of quarterbacks who have thrown 400 or more touchdowns in their NFL career this past weekend against the Dallas Cowboys.
He achieved the magnificent accomplishment in great style, throwing the game-winning 80-yard touchdown pass to CJ Spiller in overtime to help them win 26-20. Surprisingly, he did this after coming back from a bruised rotator cuff that sidelined him last week too.
He joins the likes of Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks in the 400 club. This was also the Saints' first win of the season, and Brees hopes this will be the start of many more wins to come this season.
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He said, according to USA Today: "I hope so. Yeah, I hope so. It's our first win. Hopefully it's the first of many. Unfortunately, we've been on the other side of this the first few games. It's good to get one of these: a tight game, we come from behind, we win it. Now we can build on that."
While it is great that Brees has broken another barrier down in his career, the pressing issue will be whether the Saints can continue marching forward and get another win this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
A two horse race seems to be forming between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons, as they're top of the NFC South division with a 4-0 record. Brees said it was important for the team to win this game, not just to try and close the gap between themselves and their rivals, who are now on a 1-3 record, but to show worth to what they are doing in practice.
He said: "I said it going into this game, we needed something to validate everything we've been doing," Brees said. "I feel like we're doing things the right way. Guys are working hard. Guys care, and they're trying to be professionals, learning how to do things the right way through the week.
"You need wins though in order to validate what you're doing."