17 December 2019 04:35
Drew Brees was spotted staying behind in New Orleans Saints training by team-mate Reggie Bush, leaving fans in tears. The quarterback is two touchdown passes away from overtaking Peyton Manning for the NFL's all-time leader in this statistic of 539. And the Saints star will hope he can do this against the Indianapolis Colts tonight. But the quarterback is being filmed by wide receiver Bush, who heaps praise on the 40-year-old. "This is what the leader of a football team looks like.
The clip was shared on the Saints' official Twitter channel yesterday, where it has been viewed nearly 300,000 times. Another commented: "Truly a GOAT." It comes as the Saints quarterback was told he was better thanAaron Rodgers or Tom Brady by NFL hero Dan Orlovsky. Drew Brees owns another NFL passing record. Brees' touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith with 6:11 left in the second quarter on Monday night was his 539th career touchdown pass, tying Peyton Manning for the most in league history. Brees also passed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with that pass; Brady finished his game on Sunday with 538 career touchdown passes.
This is just the latest major passing record Brees holds. In October 2018, he passed Manning for the all-time yardage record, also in a "Monday Night Football" game. Brees likes big moments on the prime-time stage. He also set an NFL single-season passing yardage record in 2011 on "MNF" and a record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass on "Sunday Night Football" in 2012. Brees is also tops in NFL history for completions (6,792 before Monday night) and career completion percentage (67.5 before Monday night).
As the game began on Monday, Brees was actually third on the all-time list: Brady has 538 touchdowns, after two in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals, falling just short of at least tying Manning. This has been a down year by Brady's standards, and he has only 21 touchdowns through 14 games. Considering Brady and Brees haven't said anything about retirement, it's possible the record for passing touchdowns could be passed back and forth a few times before those two are done. The NFL's most celebrated records are on ones for the regular season. But including playoffs, Brady has 611 touchdown passes to 579 for Manning and 572 for Brees. All three played at the same time for years, offering football fans quite a show of high-quality play week after week. The team fighting for position behind them in the three-hole, however, must win on Monday Night Football tonight to stay in a tie and ensure that they can be in position to pounce if the Packers do falter. That team is the New Orleans Saints, who enter week 15 at 10-3 and now sit a half-game back of the Packers. Green Bay still controls the tiebreaker thanks to a superior conference record, but if they lose one of their final two games (both against NFC North opponents) that would give the Saints the leg up instead. A Saints loss to an AFC opponent tonight therefore helps the Packers, but it does not change the fact that Green Bay must win out to feel confident in maintaining a first-round bye. Tune in tonight to see if the Saints can remain tied on record with two weeks to go. New Orleans Saints (10-3) New Orleans, Louisiana Commentators: Good things are happening on "Monday Night Football", but unfortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, all of them are in favor of the New Orleans Saints. Hoping to make history in Week 15 on a primetime stage, both quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Michael Thomas are having their way with the Colts defense--the latter having already set a franchise record with his touchdown grab that also equated to being his 126th catch this season. Brees went on to throw a second touchdown to Tre'Quan Smith, tying Peyton Manning's all-time touchdown record in the process, and it's now a foregone conclusion he'll join Thomas in carving out another notch in the record books. Date: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 | Time: 8:15 p.m Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana) TV: ESPN | Follow: CBS Sports App The New Orleans Saints host the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football! The Colts picked the wrong time to go on a three-game losing streak. Looking up at both the Houston Texans (9-5) and Titans (8-6) in the AFC South, the 6-7 Colts are in must-win territory. The Saints, on the other hand, are coming off of a heart-breaking loss to the 49ers, but have already clinched the NFC South. Or will the Saints secure their 11th victory of the season? Looking for a Colts/Saints live stream? Is Monday Night Football on Hulu? Here's how to watch the Saints vs. WHAT CHANNEL IS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON TONIGHT? WHAT TIME IS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON? HOW CAN I FIND A COLTS VS SAINTS LIVE STREAM? You can live stream Monday Night Football on ESPN via the "watch live" section on the ESPN website or the ESPN app, which you can download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. To access an ESPN live stream, however, you'll need a valid cable login. CAN I WATCH MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON HULU? You can't live stream Monday Night Football with a traditional Hulu account, but you can watch Monday Night Football with an active subscription to Hulu + Live TV, which offers ESPN in its package. Hulu + Live TV offers a seven-day free trial to new subscribers. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL ESPN LIVE STREAM OPTIONS? Depending on your market, you may also be able to find an ESPN live stream if you're a Sling TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, or AT&T TV NOW subscriber. IS THERE A WAY TO WATCH MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOR FREE? Just like last year, live local and primetime regular season games are available to stream for free (no cable login needed!) via Yahoo Sports on your smartphone or tablet. You can also access live local and primetime games via the official NFL app, which is available on iTunes and Google Play.