Drew Brees will likely be the man of the hour tonight as he looks to make NFL history. Brees finds himself only 201 yards away from passing legendary quarterback Peyton Manning for the most career passing yards ever by a player. As CBS Sports’ Kevin Skiver pointed out, Brees has passed for at least 200 yards in a whopping 92 percent of his home starts as the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, so it’s a safe bet that Brees reaches that mark tonight.
Reports state that the NFL and the Saints will pause the game if/when Brees breaks the record to commemorate. For Lions fans, think of the brief game break when Calvin Johnson broke the receiving record against the Atlanta Falcons.
Heading into tonight’s matchup against Washington, the Saints are favored by six points with the over/under set at 52.5 points. The Monday Night Football game will be broadcast on ESPN as per usual, and thus available through the WatchESPN app on compatible devices. Kickoff is at 8:15 PM.
Who’ve you got in this matchup? Can Washington’s defense slow down Brees enough to keep him from breaking the record? Can Adrian Peterson’s aging legs keep on churning against the Saints defense? Let us know your answers to those and more in the comments section below.