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Brandin Cooks scored a 98 yard touchdown for the Saints

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NFL Sunday's are back, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

And the opening Sunday of the season has seen some truly incredible games, including the New Orleans Saints coming out with a loss in their exciting shoot-out against the Oakland Raiders in the SuperDome.

The game was notable for a number of reasons, not only the Raiders winning it in the last minute on a brave two-point conversion, but also for the fact that the Saints had one of the longest touchdowns you will see all year.


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Brandin Cooks is fast. He is very, very, very fast. The New Orleans Saints know this, and their quarterback Drew Brees knows this as well. After letting Cooks loose on an go route, Brees hit him perfectly in stride for a 98-yard touchdown.

That touchdown is the longest receiving TD the entire league has seen in five years, as confirmed by ESPN Sports Center. 

An NFL field is only 100 yards long. To see a touchdown throw go 98 yards to the house is near enough unheard of. That's how big a deal that throw from Brees to Cooks is.

Cooks finished the day with 143 yards and two touchdowns from just six receptions, while Brees came away from the loss with over 400 passing yards and four touchdowns to his name. Somehow that still wasn't enough.

The NFL has kicked off in fantastic style. These types of plays show just why football is one of the biggest growing sports in the world. 

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