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Brees needs 402 (1 Viewer)

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I know it is against Carolina's staunch secondary, but I am curious to see what happens considering that Thomas and Bush are out and one would think his team will be pulling for him to get it. Personally, I think he goes for around 320-340.

 
Sean Payton's play calling will tell us early if they are going to attempt to get Brees the record.

 
Pierre Thomas is out so the playcalling will likely heavily favor passing.

Sean Payton didn't say he would plan on going for it, but he did say that a 400+ yard game is more likely to come in a comeback effort so he's not exactly pulling for it.

 
If you watched last week's game against the Lions, you'd know that he will go for it. He was up 28 and still slinging it all over the field.

 
The way Carolina is controlling time of possession here, he won't have enough time.

 
Looks like 137 in the first half; needs 265 in the second half. Won't happen. Carolina's going to keep pounding the ball, and NO's defense isn't good enough to get them off the field.

 
Looks like 137 in the first half; needs 265 in the second half. Won't happen. Carolina's going to keep pounding the ball, and NO's defense isn't good enough to get them off the field.
One thing in his favor though is the score. Since Carolina scored back to back TDs there will be minimal running from this point on for the Saints. Still doubtful, but losing big was the only way it COULD happen and that indeed is the scenario for the second half.
 
I'm wondering if he can get more yards in this game than DeAngelo Williams. Right now he's behind 143-137.

 
Looks like 137 in the first half; needs 265 in the second half. Won't happen. Carolina's going to keep pounding the ball, and NO's defense isn't good enough to get them off the field.
One thing in his favor though is the score. Since Carolina scored back to back TDs there will be minimal running from this point on for the Saints. Still doubtful, but losing big was the only way it COULD happen and that indeed is the scenario for the second half.
They are only down by 13 with an entire half to play. It's probably too soon to assume they will abandon the run.
 
This NFL season has been spectacular and watching the Saints chase the Panthers AND the record is awesome!

 
If Saints take the lead here and get the ball back whilst still in the lead, will Peyton let him chuck it again? I think so, he will only be a few yards short.

 
Only needs 16 yards, but now they are protecting their lead. Probably need another quick strike Carolina score or else they will have to go for the record when they should be killing the clock.

Very interesting indeed.

 
Wow! I sure hope he gets a shot- and I really liked Marino and he was the best passing QB ever (I know I will get grief, and admit Jeff George was a loser, but he could throw the ball!)

 
Why the hell did the Panthers just use their last timeout with 6 seconds left to set up for the game winning FG? Why 6 seconds? Why not 2 seconds? Argh wtf it's a conspiracy.

/Marino fan.

 
In all seriousness though, wtf was John Fox doing, and why are NFL coaches so ####### stupid when it comes to game management?

 
That's a shame.

I didn't think Brees would get another shot,

and he got one. Unfortunately he threw a horrible pass.

16 yards shy.

:excited:

 
Hahaha jerkoffs went for the record rather than the win and didn't get it.
totally disagree. Moore was trailing to get the pitch after the catch. They could have thrown short for the record, but they were going for the win.
:football: Even the announcers said he could have thrown a short hitch and any WR would take it the rest of the way. They were attempting to go deep enough to get a chance at a score.
 
Hahaha jerkoffs went for the record rather than the win and didn't get it.
totally disagree. Moore was trailing to get the pitch after the catch. They could have thrown short for the record, but they were going for the win.
:shrug: Even the announcers said he could have thrown a short hitch and any WR would take it the rest of the way. They were attempting to go deep enough to get a chance at a score.
Haha, don't be naive. I don't blame them, if I were anything but a Marino fan I would have been rooting for them to go for the record to, especially with the Saints already being out of contention. Let's be realistic here, no one in the NFL runs the pitch stuff unless they're way too far away from the endzone to throw a hail marry, because that pitch stuff never works in the NFL. That's a play you run from your own 15 yard line. The Panthers had just kicked the ball out of bounds, so they were close enough for Brees to get it there.They were going for the record, with an outside shot of winning the game as a nice little bonus. I would bet any amount of money that if Brees wasn't going for the record they would have thrown a hail marry there.
 
They were going for the record, with an outside shot of winning the game as a nice little bonus. I would bet any amount of money that if Brees wasn't going for the record they would have thrown a hail marry there.
Brees is as accurate as they get, but he's not a big-armed QB. He wasn't going to throw that ball 65 yards downfield with just about every DB in the end zone. He threw a ball that he had a good chance of completing that also offered a decent shot at some yards. If he and Payton were only interested in going after the record, there were better options out there for them.
 
They were going for the record, with an outside shot of winning the game as a nice little bonus. I would bet any amount of money that if Brees wasn't going for the record they would have thrown a hail marry there.
Brees is as accurate as they get, but he's not a big-armed QB. He wasn't going to throw that ball 65 yards downfield with just about every DB in the end zone. He threw a ball that he had a good chance of completing that also offered a decent shot at some yards. If he and Payton were only interested in going after the record, there were better options out there for them.
Like I said, they were going for the record with a shot at winning the game too, but I guarantee they did not consider that play the best they had available for a chance to win it (hail marry is that play).Brees can throw the ball 60-65 yards. He doesn't zip the ball around on a line all the time because he's short, but he has an NFL arm and then some.
 
They were going for the record, with an outside shot of winning the game as a nice little bonus. I would bet any amount of money that if Brees wasn't going for the record they would have thrown a hail marry there.
Brees is as accurate as they get, but he's not a big-armed QB. He wasn't going to throw that ball 65 yards downfield with just about every DB in the end zone. He threw a ball that he had a good chance of completing that also offered a decent shot at some yards. If he and Payton were only interested in going after the record, there were better options out there for them.
Like I said, they were going for the record with a shot at winning the game too, but I guarantee they did not consider that play the best they had available for a chance to win it (hail marry is that play).Brees can throw the ball 60-65 yards. He doesn't zip the ball around on a line all the time because he's short, but he has an NFL arm and then some.
Okay, rather than just discount your remarks as being idiotic, I'll give you the opportunity to defend yourself by providing a link showing him chucking the ball 60+ yards down the field for a completion or one to a statement by a legitimate NFL scouting report that he has one of the stronger arms in the game.
 

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