Kristian: Dirty Birds, and Drew's MVP chances
Oh those Dirty Birds:
The Saints and Falcons have a lot riding on Monday night’s contest in the Superdome. The Saints are looking to clinch the NFC south, and remain within striking distance of the San Francisco 49ers for the #2 seed in the NFC playoff race. Wide receiver Lance Moore says yeah, it’s big, but says, “Neither team wants to lose to the other, people can call it bragging rights…but we’re just focused on letting it be just one game.”
The Saints beat the Falcons 26-23 in overtime back in November in the first match-up of the season. Two of the last three games between New Orleans and Atlanta were decided in overtime or on the last possession of the game.” Coach Sean Payton expects this one to go down to the wire as well. “Every time it seems we play them it comes down to a last possession, or a field goal, we’ve just played so many close games, so many hard fought games,” he said.
Drew Brees for MVP?
Brees has been playing out of his mind during the Saints’ six-game winning streak. In fact, he’s been MVP material all season. If you look at the numbers, Brees is making a serious push to be considered for the league honor. The numbers for Brees are eye-popping: 37 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, completing 71% of his passes, and throwing 4,780 yards with a quarterback rating of 109.1. Brees hasn’t been intercepted since week 9 against Tampa Bay.
Of course, there is a guy named Aaron Rodgers that has been playing MVP caliber quarterback as well for the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has Brees beat in just a couple of categories: Rodgers has 40 touchdown passes to just 6 interceptions, has a quarterback rating of 120.1, and the Pack has a 13 and 1 record. Could we have a co-MVP in the NFL? I think both guys have made their case for the honor this season.
Drew is just 304 yards away from breaking Dan Marino’s single season passing record of 5,084 yards. Wouldn’t it be sweet indeed if he broke that record Monday night in the Dome against the Dirty Birds!
Should (our could) Drew share the MVP honors with Rodgers? Sound off below!