Brees For Second-Most-Valuable Player
IRVING, Tex.--LaDanian Tomlinson probably has wrapped up the NFL's most valuable player award this season, and rightfully so.
But Drew Brees isn't all that far behind.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback was back at it here Sunday night, throwing for 384 yards and five touchdowns--all in the first three quarters--to engineer a 42-17 triumph over the Dallas Cowboys.
"That's a pretty good defense," Brees said. "But we feel like we're a pretty good offense, too."
Brees threw only two passes and had no completions in the fourth quarter. The Saints were taking kneel-downs inside the Dallas 10-yard line with three minutes to play.
Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells was asked afterward about Saints rookie tailback Reggie Bush.
"Bush is good," Parcells said. "But Brees is the guy that makes them go."
Said Saints rookie wide receiver Marques Colton: "I've come to expect it every week."
The Saints, at 9-4, are the No. 2 seed in the entire NFC with three games to go in the regular season. Expectations for them undoubtedly will soar after this performance. But Brees said that was fine with him.
"That's okay," he said. "We're raising the bar ourselves."
Said Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie: "This was a huge win for us... [but] the way this league is, we can't parade too much."
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