When we wrote today about the NFL's 60-year-old record for most yards passing in a game, we didn't actually expect Drew Brees to break the record of 554 set by Norm Van Brocklin in 1951.
Stay tuned though.
The Saints QB is whippin up on the Vikings like they're the Gophers of the late 90s and Brees is back at Purdue (where he put up 522 and six TDs on the Gophs in THREE quarters in 1998). Brees threw two more touchdowns in the third quarter -- a 2-yarder to tight end John Gilmore and a 47-yarder to Lance Moore -- giving him 388 yards passing, five touchdowns and a 35-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter of the Vikings' 12th loss of the season.
This will make the 2011 Vikings only the second team in franchise history to lose more than 11 games. Only the 1984 team (3-13) lost more.
The Vikings' offense had one first down and 8 yards in the quarter. It has 98 yards and five first downs for the game. They have six passing yards. SIX.