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Wednesday
Dec282011

Brady & New England Looking for Home Field Advantage

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBORO, Mass.) -- Tom Brady's pursuit for his fourth Super Bowl title continues this Sunday afternoon in Foxboro, when the New England Patriots (12-3) take on their AFC East division rivals, the Buffalo Bills (6-9). If the Pats win or tie, they will clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

“Got a big game this week and could put ourselves in a really good position if we win it,” Brady said. “It’s a team we lost to before, and we got to go out and play well.”

These two teams last met back in Week 3, when Buffalo defeated New England on a last-second Rian Lindell field goal.

Brady needs only 103 passing yards to reach 5,000 on the season. He trails Saints quarterback Drew Brees for the league lead by 190 yards. Brees has already broken Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084 passing yards.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. EST.

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Tuesday
Dec272011

Drew Brees Breaks All-Time Passing Record in Rout

National Football League(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is all alone in the record books now.  He broke Dan Marino's 27-year-old record for most passing yards in a season Monday night in the Saints' 45-16 rout of the Atlanta Falcons (9-6).

The Saints (12-3) also clinched the NFC South title in the victory. 

History came in the fourth quarter when Brees threw a 9-yard touchdown strike to Darren Sproles to set the record with 2:51 to go.

"Honestly, I was really trying not to think about the record or anything," Brees said. "I knew we were close. A couple guys mentioned stuff to me on the sideline. I didn't want to hear it. It's like a pitcher with a no-hitter, I guess."

That was Brees' last play of the game which gave him 5,087 yards.  He'll have a chance Sunday to pile on against the Carolina Panthers at home.

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Thursday
Dec222011

Aaron Rodgers Leads Pro Bowl Voting

Jonathan Daniel/Get​ty Images(NEW YORK) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads all NFL players in Pro Bowl voting, garnering over 1.5 million votes cast by fans.  The league announced on its website 100.64 million fans voted, which is a record.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is second in voting with over 1.4 million votes.  New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is third, followed by Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Patriots receiver Wes Welker.

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Monday
Dec192011

Drew Brees Closing In on Passing Yards Record

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Drew Brees threw for 412 yards in the New Orleans Saints' 41-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. 

That puts him 304 yards away from tying the record Dan Marino set in 1984.

"I'm aware that we're close," Brees said of Marino's record. "I just know if we keep doing what we're doing, all of that stuff will take care of itself."

Brees will have two games to break the record. He is the first player in NFL history to record seven straight 350 passing yards in a game.

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Thursday
Dec152011

NFL Week 15 Preview: Saints (10-3) @ Vikings (2-11)

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The New Orleans Saints (10-3) will bring the NFL’s number one rated offense to Minneapolis this Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings (2-11).

The Saints come into the contest on a five-game winning streak, already having clinched a berth in the NFC playoffs.

“Yeah, we clinched a playoff spot, but that’s nowhere near our ultimate goal,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “We got plenty of dominoes to knock over as we go along here and the next one is being a division winner.”

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Eastern.

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Tuesday
Nov292011

Saints Cruise Past Giants, 49-24

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORELANS) -- The New Orleans Saints (8-3) crushed the New York Giants (6-5), 49-24 on Monday night in New Orleans.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees continued his successful season, passing for 363 yards and four touchdowns, including one that he ran in himself.

"Can't say enough about our team. Our coaches, offense, defense -- it was a great team win tonight in every aspect," said Brees, who kept on pace to break Dan Marino's 1984 single-season passing record of 5,084 yards.

Brees has now passed for 3,689 yards, with five games remaining in the season.  In 2008, Brees fell a couple yards short with 5,069 yards.

New Orleans now has a one-game lead over the Atlanta Falcons (7-4) heading into December.

As for New York, they now trail the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) by one game in the NFC East.

"We didn't stop them, we didn't cover them," said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin when he was asked why it was such a lopsided game.  "We prepared well, but when we got in the game we didn't cover them well."

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