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Saints News, 11/6/15: Why Drew Brees' TD to Brandin Cooks was so Impressive and Important

From Mike Triplett at It got lost in the shuffle a bit since it was one of 13 touchdown passes last Sunday. But Drew Brees' 21-yard TD toss to Brandin Cooks in the third quarter of the New Orleans Saints' 52-49 victory over the New York Giants was one of the most impressive and important plays of the season. ESPN showed a Sport Science segment on SportsCenter this week pointing out that Brees landed the ball inside of a target area twice the size of a basketball hoop --– while throwing from a distance 10 feet farther than the length of a full NBA court.

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