On Sunday, Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady passed Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees on the NFL’s all-time touchdown passes list.
The New Orleans Saints played the Carolina Panthers on Sunday inside of the Superdome and barely squeaked out with another win. They came away with a win by a field goal 27-24 against a now 3-4 divisional rival.
The win yesterday was definitely nothing to be proud of, but it did lead them to a 4-2 record. They don’t need to be pretty, at this point they just need to get the job done and that’s what they did. There is some bad news to Sunday’s win though.
Drew Brees did not have a great game.
He finished with 287 yards and two touchdowns which is great at this point is his career but it wasn’t always that way. All the way across the country in Las Vegas, Brady was lighting it up. He finished with 369 yards and four touchdowns.
That touchdown difference was enough to boost Tom Brady above Drew Brees on the NFL’s record for most passing touchdowns in a career. Going into the day Brees was ahead 556 to 555. Now, Brady leads Brees 559 to 558.
This is a record that the two have been battling over the course of the last several years. Recently though, Brees has held it for a better part of the last full season. Now, with Brees’ present decline, it looks like Brady is going to take a lead.
Brees needs to continue to play like the Brees of past years for him to not let Brady widden the lead he just grabbed this week. With both of them coming to the end of their careers, it is going to be a dead sprint to the finish.
I still stand by whoever’s career ends first will be the loser. As it looks right now, this could easily be Drew Brees’ last year with the Saints. Brady, on the other hand, is looking like his career could easily last a couple more years.