Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown, perhaps the most spectacular run of a career that hasn’t included a lot of runs. But the most impressive stat of all might have been that the Saints had 577 yards of total offense (the second-highest output in franchise history) without a 100-yard rusher or receiver and without a sack.
When the New Orleans Saints make stops, there’s no telling how far they can go. And Monday night against the New York Giants in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, they played championship-caliber defense for a good portion of their 49-24 victory.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh faces a possible NFL suspension this week, but could still play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Free-agent safety Darren Sharper plans to retire, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sharper most recently played with the New Orleans Saints last season.
The Saints put on a show in New Orleans with a 49-24 rout of the Giants behind Drew Brees’ 363 passing yards and five total touchdowns.