Brees leads Saints to crazy victory over the Giants

Drew Hanft, Sports Reporter

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101 points in one NFL football game. Thirteen passing touchdowns. 1,030 total yards of combined offense. These were the final numbers in a crazy, back and forth matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants on Sunday, November 1.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees tied the all time NFL record for most passing touchdowns thrown in a single season game. The future hall of famer threw seven touchdowns to five different receivers on Sunday. Brees completed forty out of fifty attempted passes for a career high 511 yards. Brees became only the eight played in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in one game.

Peyton Manning was the most recent to accomplish the feat when he threw for seven back in 2013. Speaking of Peyton Manning, his younger brother Eli almost did the same thing that Brees did. Giants veteran quarterback, Eli Manning was just one touchdown short after throwing six touchdowns to three different receivers.

Odel Beckham Jr. was Manning’s favorite target as he caught eight passes, three of them being touchdowns. Manning ended the day with a completed thirty passes out of forty-one attempts and 360 yards.

The game was tight throughout the whole afternoon as the Saints held a 28-21 lead at halftime. Much of the second half went back and forth between the two teams until New York made a late run. Just when it looked like the Giants may run away with the win, the Saints drove down the field and scored with just under a minute left.

The Giants got the ball back and failed to seriously move the ball and were forced to punt with twenty seconds left in the game with the score tied 49-49. The punt was fumbled and picked up by a Saints played and was marked down at the Giants 47 yard line. A facemask penalty by the Giants punter moved the ball up fifteen yards to the 32 yard line where Saints kicker Kai Forbath drilled a fifty yard game-winning field goal as time expired to hand the Saints a 52-49 win over New York.

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