Brees: Record-breaker couldn’t have been scripted better

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Hours after becoming the NFL’s career leader in passing yards, Drew Brees was still being asked about the moment that he passed Peyton Manning to move atop the list.

“Just a flood of emotion,” Brees said Tuesday morning in an interview on the nationally syndicated Dan Patrick Show. “My mind this entire week was on trying to stay as focused as possible and trying to win the game.”

Brees passed Manning on a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’quan Smith in the final three minutes of the second quarter.

“I just didn’t want it to kill momentum,” Brees said. “The fact it happened when it did, we couldn’t have scripted it any better.”

Brees stepped outside of his house to do the interview with Patrick because his family was still asleep after a late night.

A jogger went past Brees’ house and yelled “Who Dat” at the Saints quarterback during the interview.
The Saints are off this week before returning to action Oct. 21 at Baltimore.

“I have 227 text messages to return,” Brees said. “I’m glad it’s the bye week.”

There was speculation that the Ravens game could be flexed to Sunday Night Football, but the game will remain at 3:05 p.m. CDT. The NFL will instead reportedly flex a matchup of AFC division leaders between Cincinnati and Kansas City, replacing a matchup between San Francisco and the Los Angeles Rams.

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Lenny Vangilder

Lenny Vangilder


Lenny has been involved in college athletics since the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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