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2011 Season

ALL THE RECORDS

ALL THE RECORDS

This is a list of ALL THE RECORDS set by the Saints during the 2011-2012 regular season. You know where the original pic comes from. Edit via. Team Records NFL RECORD 7474 total yards of offense this season NFL RECORD 417 first downs this season NFL RECORD 280 passing first downs this season NFL RECORD 5347 passing yards this season NFL RECORD 329 points scored at home NFL RECORD 71.3% completions NFL RECORD 56.7% third down conversions FRANCHISE RECORD 547 points scored FRANCHISE RECORD 66 touchdowns scored FRANCHISE RECORD 6.7 yards per play FRANCHISE RECORD 4.9 yards per rush FRANCHISE
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Kiss My Asterisk

Why Drew Brees’ record season isn’t tainted Last week, CBS’s Mike Freeman had the audacity to make the case that the yardage record that Drew Brees now owns should be written in the record books with an asterisk. Today he wrote that the Packers are the NFL’s only great team. Meanwhile his coworker, Pete Prisco, published an article with this headline: “Brees’ record-breaking night tainted by decision to go for it late,” and still in another corner of the universe Jason Cole asks if we were “right” in running up the score. I’m forced to ask a simple question: are
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Can Drew Brees be the NFL’s 2011 MVP?

(Forward) Motion is an Illusion While watching Drew Brees systematically exploit the New York Giant defense Monday night, I found that I was overcome with an atypical emotion: depression. Somewhere between the moment Drew reminded the world that, for him, gravity was optional and his fourth touchdown pass of the night I was struck with one thought: [pullquote2 align=”center” textColor=”#5a5a5a”]”We’re watching the single greatest non-MVP season by a quarterback in the modern era.”[/pullquote2] And it’s not even close. Despite being on pace for an absurd 5300+ yards, 40 touchdown season, after this season Drew will likely have the same number of
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A Kinda-Sorta Saints Fan Responds to the Question: What Do the New Orleans Saints Mean to You?

The second in a series answering the question: What do the Saints mean to me? by Alan Wheat Since those bastards left me, the occasional (see also: once) contributor to this here Saints-topia, out of their little discussion on New Orleans Saints fandom, I decided to weasel my way into my own piece about what the Black and Gold means to me. I have to boil it down to three memories, two of which aren’t that specific or even that related to the game itself. They both, however, have such an overwhelming personal and emotional connection with me that they help
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