The New Orleans Saints might have decided that Drew Brees' arm is getting tired, as their latest touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings has come via the ground instead.
After another bad showing from the Minnesota offense, the Saints went on another long drive. New Orleans even faced a 3rd-and-25, and appeared to actually get a stop. . .until Fred Evans was called for an illegal hands to the face penalty that gave the Saints an automatic first down.
The New Orleans drive continued, and the Saints found themselves at the 2-yard line. Brees turned around and handed the ball to Pierre Thomas, who found his way into the end zone, and the Saints went up 42-13.
Brees has completed 32-of-40 passes for 412 yards and five touchdowns. This marks the first time the Vikings have allowed a 400-yard passing game since November 26, 2006 when they allowed 400 yards to. . .Matt Leinart.
Yes, that Matt Leinart.
We're grinding through the fourth quarter in Minneapolis, ladies and gentlemen, and the Vikings trail the New Orleans Saints by a score of 42-13.