Drew Brees’ performance against the Vikings on Sunday wasn’t just brilliant, it was historically brilliant. According to the experts at NFL.com (via @DanBarreiroKFAN), Brees on Sunday became the first QB in NFL history with a game of 400+ yards, 5+ TDs and an 80%+ completion rate with no INTs. In other words, Brees’ gashing of the Vikings’ defense today was arguably the most incredible such mauling in the entire long and storied history of professional football.
Was this amazing one-of-a-kind statistical performance more a reflection on Brees or the Vikings’ pass defense? You’ll have to decide that for yourself. I personally learned nothing new today. I knew going in that Brees was great and that the Vikings’ secondary was abysmal. Today’s statistically absurd outcome only reinforced those points.