NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Laissez les bons temps rouler.
Let the good times roll. And boy, were they rolling for the Saints inside the Superdome on Monday night.
Where do we begin? Uh, that’s too easy.
How about the man, the myth and now legend Drew Brees, who took a sledgehammer to NFL’s career passing yardage record?
The moment of truth was vintage Brees. He didn’t hit a two-yard check down or a screen.
He did it his way.
Near the two-minute mark of the second quarter he went next-level and shattered the record with a 62-yard touchdown strike to rookie Tre’Quan Smith. (His record-breaker back in 2011 was a touchdown pass as well.)
The moment was real, raw and sincere. So Brees. So New Orleans. So perfect.
“ I don’t think it could have happened in any better fashion than it did,” an emotional Brees explained after the game. “To have that moment on the field with my teammates on the field, the offensive line. It played out better than I could have ever imagined.”
The night belonged to nine. But Brees only wanted that record in victory. He got it in a big way. In fact, he and the Saints earned their most emphatic victory of the season.
Mark Ingram returned and scored two touchdowns. Marcus Davenport grew up in front of our eyes. Taysom Hill scored. The defense forced turnovers. The crowd was electric. The Prime Time Players that the Saints once were returned to form Monday night.
All in all, it just felt right. Really for the first time all season, the Saints we were expecting to see showed up.
Now they’re 4-1 and head into the bye week on a four-game winning streak.
Laissez les bons temps rouler. Let the good times roll.
And for the Saints, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.