History: Week Five

Oct 10, 2010 by

Last week, with his first pass of the game, a 9-yarder to Robert Meachem, Drew Brees (19,429) overtook Aaron Brooks (19,156) second place spot for career passing yards. He is now just 2305 yards away from Archie Manning and first place. Brooks has only one record remaining for Brees to break, second place in career passing attempts, which should fall in about six games.

The uncharacteristically silent Marques Colston (303) is just seven receptions away from Danny Abramowicz’s (309) third place mark on the career receptions list and hopes are high that he’ll have a breakout game against Arizona’s near non-existant pass defense. This season Colston is averaging just 4.5 receptions/game, but this could be his day. And hey, as long as he’s aiming for Danny (37), Colston (33) might as well catch 5 TDs today and knock him out of fifth on the career TD list. (I can dream, can’t I?)

Who’s kicking? Who knows, but Garrett Hartley is twelve FGs away from Rich Szaro’s 6th place career FG spot. Or, if Carney starts, (according to reports, he will,) he’s just 136 FGs away from Morten Andersen’s first place mark. The third leading scorer in the history of the NFL, Carney (2054) is also just 381 points away from splitting up Gary Anderson (2434) and Morton Anderson (2544). (As a Saints and Steelers fan, I’d hate that! I always liked finding the Topps AFC/NFC Scoring Leaders card every year, way back when, with both of my teams kickers on it!)

This will be Carney’s 108th game as a Saint, but his 300th game in a 22-year NFL career giving him an average of 7 points per game. Carney should break all records sometime in the middle of the 2013 season at the tender age of 49… (Hey, they laugh at Brett every year, but there he is!)

Well, here come the Arizona Cardinals! Or rather, here we come to them. The series is tied at 13 games each, but the last time the teams met was in January and Arizona was the first post-season stop on our way to the Super Bowl, a 45-14 pounding which I’m sure the Cards are just aching to revenge.

That might be difficult though as the Cardinals are giving up some 150 yards/game on the ground and are ranked 24th in pass defense. So far the 2-2 Cards have been winning the close ones, (17-13 Rams, 24-23 Raiders,) but when they lose, they lose big, (7-41 Falcons, 10-41 Chargers). There’s a W-L-W-L pattern that would lead one to believe the Saints will lose this one in a squeeker, but I’m betting that the Saints come together this week and shock the league with at least a 41-point showing.

This weeks wildcard? Rookie Arizona QB Max Hall gets the start over the perennially lackluster Derek Anderson. Last week in their loss to the Chargers, Hall replaced Anderson completing 8/14 for 82 yards. This could be a big day for the defense!

Getcha crunk on kids! It’s gonna be… interesting!!

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