Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saints Nation: Saints trounce Lions 45-27 behind Brees' 6 TD passes

Drew Brees tied a New Orleans Saints record throwing for 6 touchdown passes in the Saints 45-27 win over the Detroit Lions. The record was previously owned by Billy Kilmer for his 6 TD pass performance in 1969. The win runs the Saints record to 1-0, and puts them atop the NFC South standing. The Falcons also won, 19-7 over the Dolphins, but the Saints are currently ahead of them based on getting a conference win. The Panthers lost badly to the Eagles, and the Buccaneers were beaten by the Cowboys behind a very solid Tony Romo performance. Check back tomorrow for my grades on each player. You can check out the box score HERE. The Saints will travel to Philadelphia next week to take on the Eagles. The Eagles, as previously mentioned, looked very impressive in their 38-10 blowout win over the Panthers. They forced 5 Jake Delhomme turnovers, but Donovan McNabb did leave late in the 4th quarter with what appears to be cracked ribs.