With the Saints going into their bye week and 10 games into the season, it is time to take a closer look at four exceptional personal seasons. Each of these players is looking at personal best:
Roman Harper, though I wish he learn how to catch a football, is on pace for a special season. At the present pace he will have 87 tackles, 24 assists and 11 sacks. These are all personal bests as well as special numbers for a safety. A total of 111 tackles and assists will be the second most by a safety in NFL history. His 11 sacks would be the most ever by a Saint safety.
Darren Sproles is on pace for 557 yards rushing with 6.8 ypc, 96 catches for 717 yards, 1016 kick return yards and 302 punt return yards. This would give him 2592 all purpose yards and 10 touchdowns. This would place him third on the all time record for a season, 55 out of second and 98 off the record.
Jimmy Graham is on pace for 99 catches for 1396 yards and 10 touchdowns. No tight end has ever caught for 1400 yards add a catch to his present pace and we are looking at 100 catches and 1400 yards. The record for a tight end in receptions and yards is by Tony Gonzales 102 receptions for 1258 yards. Additionally, the record for yards per game by a tight end is 86.4 by Jackie Smith in a 14 game season. Jimmy is averaging 87.3 yards per game.
Drew Brees is on pace for 478 competions in 675 attempts for 5322 yards and 37 touchdowns. That would destroy the season yardage record, ninth all-time for a season in touchdown passes, 450 is the record for completions and 691 is record for attempts. Additionally, he can reach 43 for number of consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. The record is 47.