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Drew Brees up for FedEx Air Player of the Week for performance vs. Raiders

Posted Sep 13, 2016

Brees passed for 424 yards and four touchdowns in Week 1.


Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Tuesday.

Brees completed 28 of 42 passes (66.7 percent) for 423 yards and four touchdowns for a 131.3 passer rating against the Oakland Raiders. It was the 14th 400-yard game of his career, tying the NFL record held by Peyton Manning.

His day also included a 98-yard touchdown pass play with Brandin Cooks that is the longest pass play in franchise history and the longest scoring offensive play in franchise history. Previously the longest scoring offensive play was a 90-yard touchdown from Billy Joe Hobert to Eddie Kennison vs. Atlanta on October 10, 1999. The longest pass play in franchise history occurred in the franchise’s inaugural season, a 96-yard completion from Billy Kilmer to Walt Roberts on November 19, 1967 vs. Philadelphia.

The completion was the longest in QB Drew Brees’ career, surpassing an 86-yard touchdown completion from Brees to WR Marques Colston at Carolina on October 1, 2006.

Fans can VOTE HERE and the winner will be announced on Thursday.