The New Orleans Saints’ offense looked just about perfect on Monday night against the New York Giants. Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he expects nothing less.
“I expect perfection,” Brees said. “I understand that’s impossible to achieve. Deep down, I know there’s some things I can do better.”
It’s hard to see what Brees could have done better on Monday night. He completed 24 of 38 passes for 363 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Brees leads the league in passing yards, with 3,689, which puts him on pace to finish the season with 5,366. Dan Marino’s NFL record of 5,084 is in danger.
The Giants’ defense seemed to be resigned to the fact that Brees would carve them up.
“Drew’s one of the best quarterbacks in this country,” Justin Tuck told the New York Post. “He knows most of the time where he wants to go with the football before the ball’s snapped. It’s tough to disguise him, because he figures out so fast what you’re doing, and then disguising, you kind of put yourself in bad situations. So you almost have to play somewhat vanilla coverages, which obviously puts the ball directly in his court to make plays.”
There wasn’t much the Giants could do about Brees on Monday night.