Stat Line Of The Night — 12/18/11 — Drew Brees
If you made it to the semi-finals in your fantasy football league and you own Drew Brees, I’d like to be the first to congratulate you on making it into the finals.
That was most likely the case for anyone who had the New Orleans Saints quarterback, as he torched the Minnesota Vikings defense for an incredible 412 yards and five touchdowns during yesterday afternoon’s 42-20 victory. Brees was nearly perfect on the day, completing 32 of this 40 pass attempts and posting a 149.2 passer rating in the process.
Brees’ incredible performance not only earned his team the victory, but it also moved him just 304 yards back of Dan Marino’s record for the most passing yards in a single season. He should eventually reach that mark at some point during the last two weeks of the season, but for now he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, December 18, 2011.