Drew Brees passes Dan Marino for third place in all-time passing yards
Sep 19 2016
The Saints had the Giants right where they wanted them, but after a relatively quiet day, Victor Cruz made the play of the game for NY, catching a 34-yard pass from Eli Manning inside the Saints' five yard line. Both defenses showed up more than anyone would have guessed, holding the explosive offenses in check.
And the Saints' defense wasn't ideal - they allowed Eli Manning to throw for 368 yards, including a spectacular 34-yard catch by Victor Cruz on third-and-8 to set up the game-winning field goal. They committed three turnovers in the first half - including a fumble by Cruz in the open field - and failed twice to get in the end zone with seven chances inside the 11.
Rookie kicker Will Lutz's kick late in the second quarter was blocked Johnathan Hankins and returned by Janoris Jenkins for the lone touchdown in the half.
Leading 7-3 at the half, NY had a chance to increase its advantage, however, Brown pulled the 53-yard attempt wide left.
Tom Brady stands in fifth place on the all-time list with 58,028 yards, and could catch Marino later this year. Drew Brees completed 28 of 42 passes for 423 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Saints. Williams was removed from the field on a head board, his neck stabilized.
Williams has been taken to a local hospital for a concussion and spine evaluation.
The Fox broadcast reported that Williams lost consciousness, but could move his extremities. Week 2 could send either team's season into a new dimension.
Here's how to watch the Saints vs. the Giants online. The 37-year-old passed Dan Marino (61,361 yards) for No. 3 in National Football League history. The pass that put him over was an 8-yard pass to tight end Coby Fleener.
Brees has an NFL-record 10 straight 4,000-yard passing seasons, including an all-time best four 5,000-yard seasons.
With Sunday's game against the Cowboys in the books, the Redskins now turn their focus onto another NFC East rival, the New York Giants, who won their Week 2 game against the Saints. Earlier in the game, teammate Landon Collins became the first member of the Giants to record the unit's first sack of the season.