New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 423 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, matching Peyton Manning for the most games with 400 or more passing yards by an NFL quarterback.
Both now have 14 games of 400 or more yards. Brees, 37, threw for 400-plus yards twice in 2015. It figures to be difficult to do it again this weekend against the New York Giants. The Giants deflected three passes and hit quarterback Dak Prescott three times in a 20-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in their season opener.
New York also revamped its secondary during the offseason, signing free-agent Janoris Jenkins and using two of three top picks on defensive backs. In early August, the Giants also added cornerback Leon Hall for additional depth. New York is trying to reverse last year’s fortunes on the defensive side, when the Giants’ allowed the most yards in the NFL.
Brees has posted the most 400-yard postseason games, with three. The QB is no stranger to being on the NFL leaderboard. Since joining the Saints in 2006, he’s resurrected his career. He has the most 5,000-yard passing seasons (4), 4,000-yard passing seasons (10) and is currently the career leader in completion percentage with 66.4.