Brees: Just a really awesome night

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It was a record-breaking night for Drew Brees as the New Orleans Saints cruised to a 34-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.  Brees set the career passing touchdown record, passing Peyton Manning’s 439 touchdowns; Brees ended the night with 541 touchdown passes on his career. 

“I feel like these moments are when your life just flashes before your eyes,” Brees said.  “You kind of say, ‘How did I get here, and how did all this happen?’  I just become so grateful, so thankful for this opportunity.

“We want to be an ascending team,” Brees said emphatically.  “Ascending.  We want to get better each and every week.  It doesn’t mean you’re going to score 50 a game.  It’s a product of where are the opportunities, are we balanced, are we efficient, is it positive ways, are we playing complementary football, taking advantage of those big play opportunities.”

It’s hard to ask for a better performance.  The dominant win puts the Saints at 11-3, in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC.  Unfortunately, the tiebreaker procedures currently leave the Saints with the #3 seed.  All the Saints can do, though, is keep on playing well and finish the regular season strong.

“We just want to be playing our best football going into the playoffs,” Brees reiterated.  “We want to be an ascending team.”