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Drew Brees Reaches the Magic Number 540

Saints quarterback has thrown more TDs than any QB in history

(Newser) - It was an otherwise ho-hum 5-yard TD pass in a blowout game, but it also just happened to be the 540th touchdown pass in quarterback Drew Brees' career. And with that, the Saints' QB passed Peyton Manning for the NFL record, reports ESPN . For added measure, Brees notched another one... More »

Drew Brees Draws Fire After Controversial Video

New Orleans Saints QB pushes back after appearing in clip from anti-LGBT Christian group

(Newser) - "For we live by faith, not by sight" is one of Drew Brees' favorite biblical quotes, he tells fans in a 20-second video spot aimed at students for "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on Oct. 3. It was a short clip meant to inspire, but instead it'... More »

Stunt Plane Crash Kills Beloved NOLA Anchor

Nancy Parker was reporting a story on pilot when crash killed them both

(Newser) - An Emmy-winning anchor who was a beloved fixture on New Orleans television screens for more than two decades died Friday in a stunt plane crash that also killed the pilot. Nancy Parker, 53, was doing a story for WVUE on pilot Franklin Augustus when the pair crashed in a field... More »

Drew Brees Lands Record $100M for 5 Years

New Orleans Saints QB will get guaranteed $40 million in first year

(Newser) - Drew Brees is the $100 million man. The quarterback for the New Orleans Saints forged the most lucrative deal in NFL history this morning—no player has ever averaged $20 million per year. His contract will pay him $100 million over five years, including a first-year fully guaranteed payout of... More »

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL... More »

Brees Breaks Marino Passing Record

By 3 yards on his final throw of game

(Newser) - Drew Brees tossed for 307 yards and four touchdowns last night, securing his New Orleans Saints' place in the playoffs and his own in NFL history by shattering a 27-year-old season passing record held by Dan Marino. On his final pass of the game, Brees threw a nine-yard TD pass... More »

Drew Brees, New Orleans Revel in Bacchus Parade

Saints QB and Super Bowl MVP reigned as king over Sunday event

(Newser) - Drew Brees could probably be called king of New Orleans any day of the week, but yesterday was special: he reigned as King of the Bacchus Parade, the traditional pre-Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration. Locals tell the Times-Picayune the crowds were bigger than usual this year on account of the... More »

New Orleans Fetes Saints

Thousands jam parade route for Super Bowl champs

(Newser) - A week ahead of Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints celebrated "Dat Tuesday." Carnival floats carrying players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens of thousands of members of "Who Dat" nation in a victory parade. The Mardi Gras-flavored... More »

Records Tied or Broken at Super Bowl XLIV

Drew Brees has highest career completion percentage

(Newser) - Last night's Super Bowl didn't just net the Saints a win, but added some names to the record books as well. At 82.1%, QB Drew Brees now has the highest Super Bowl career completion percentage. The New Orleans Times-Picayune takes a look at other new records:
  • Most completions: The
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Saints Stun Colts, 31-17

New Orleans makes upset look easy as Indy receivers go AWOL

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints stymied Peyton Manning, then intercepted him to seal the Super Bowl, rallying to beat the Indianapolis Colts tonight in Miami, 31-17. Tracy Porter intercepted a pass from Manning and sprinted 74 yards for a touchdown and a 31-17 lead with 3:12 left. Playing in the... More »

Why Saints LB Scott Fujita Makes the Ladies Swoon

He's pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and wants to be a teacher

(Newser) - We all know the big names playing in tomorrow’s Super Bowl—Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Reggie Bush—but Irin Carmon has an enormous crush on Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, and thinks you should, too. Some reasons why, per Jezebel :
  • Though he was given up for adoption by a teen
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Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34

Texans quarterback snags Pro Bowl MVP award

(Newser) - In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints. Long gains were the rule and hard hitting the exception as the AFC beat the NFC tonight in Miami, 41-34. Light showers fell but uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more... More »

Saints Work OT, Earn 1st Super Bowl Berth

Favre interception helps sink Vikings

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl after battering Brett Favre and beating the Minnesota Vikings in overtime tonight, 31-28, on unheralded Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal. Favre threw away Minnesota's best chance to win, tossing an interception to Tracy Porter deep in New Orleans territory... More »

From Katrina's Misery, Superdome Rises Again

New Orleans Saints just a win away from Super Bowl

(Newser) - New Orleans' Superdome, home to some of Hurricane Katrina’s ugliest scenes, could also be the site of the city’s most glorious sports moment today, with the Saints hosting the Minnesota Vikings with a shot at the Super Bowl on the line. “It looked like Armageddon,” the... More »

Colts, Saints Advance

Indy handles the Ravens, and New Orleans routs Arizona

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are moving on in the playoffs. Peyton Manning led Indy to a methodical 20-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens and will play the winner of tomorrow's Jets-Chargers game for the AFC title. New Orleans, meanwhile, got big performances from Reggie Bush and... More »

Cowboys Spoil Saints' Perfect Season

Romo leads Dallas to upset in New Orleans

(Newser) - New Orleans' quest for a perfect season ended at 13 games tonight. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys upset the home team Saints, 24-17. New Orleans nearly staged a miracle comeback after trailing 24-3 early in the 4th quarter, but their final possession ended with a Drew Brees sack and... More »

Giants' D Stifles 'Skins in 23-17 Win

Brett Favre wins in Vikings debut, but passes for only 110 yards

(Newser) - The Giants' $85 million upgrade on defense paid off today, as New York held the Washington Redskins to one touchdown in a 23-17 win, the New York Daily News reports. In other NFL action: 
  • Brett Favre won in his Vikings debut, but threw for only 110 yards as Minnesota
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Obama Scores in Fantasy Football

Candidate steps up to sportswriter's challenge

(Newser) - Barack Obama's too busy be a great fantasy football partner, but the man knows his stuff, writes Rick Reilly at ESPN. The candidate accepted Reilly's challenge to help him draft a team for a week in a fantasy football league and the sportswriter found him on the campaign bus poring... More »

Favre Solid in 20-14 Win Over Dolphins

Patriots' Brady limps off field; Brees gives Big Easy a smile

(Newser) - Brett Favre debuted in style with the New York Jets today and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave storm-weary fans something to celebrate—but New England Patriots' QB Tom Brady hobbled off the field in pain:
  • The recently unretired Favre led the Jets to a 20-14 win over the
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Saints Make Playoff Move, Beat 'Zona

Also, Panthers win low-scoring battle while Tampa routs Atlanta

(Newser) - New Orleans, essentially playing must-win games every week, got one today over fellow playoff hopeful Arizona, 31-24. Quarterback Drew Brees was outstanding, completing nearly 90 percent of his passes, while Aaron Stecker balanced the offense with 95 yards rushing and two scores, reports the Times-Picayune. The Saints (7-7) also pressured... More »

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