Dec 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) reaches over the goal line for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Some quick hits from yesterday:
Jimmy Graham has 14 touchdown receptions on the season, which is league leading. He is currently 2 ahead of Megatron aka Calvin Johnson.
Graham is also T-10th (GB – Jordy Nelson) in the league with reception yardage at 1,046 yards, and T-8th (DEN – Demaryius Thomas) in the league with 78 receptions. For reference, Gronkowski’s record in 2011 for receiving yardage was 1,327 yards & 17 touchdowns.
Drew Brees set another NFL record yesterday, as he passed Brett Favre with his 6th consecutive 30+ passing touchdown season.
Guinness World Records was in attendance yesterday, as well as the Ying Yang Twins, there’s been no official word on the record being broken, as there have been contradicting reports.
Carolina was giving up just 13.1 points per game heading into the game, and surrendered their most of the season.
In case you missed it, Drew Brees went over 50,000 yards last night, joining the great company of Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, & John Elway.
You have to believe that this was a best case scenario for the Saints, as winning this game puts them in firm control of their destiny for the NFC South, as their 10-3 record is in prime position to secure a home playoff game, and a first round bye. The Saints did not officially clinch a playoff berth, as the Cardinals & Eagles both won their respective games.
It’s still early, and we’ll be off this win by tonight. However, it stays encouraging that the team responded so strongly today. We prepare to go visit those Rams, where crazy things seem to happen when the Saints play them.