By now, fans are probably getting used to the notion that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees can easily threaten the NFL record books in any game he suits up for. Week 13’s game against the Detroit Lions is no different, as Brees could make some more history with a stellar game against a pretty stout passing defense.
Brees needs just 413 passing yards to become the NFL’s first QB to reach 4,000 passing yards in their first 12 games twice. Brees previously stamped himself in the 4,000-yard club in 2011, while Peyton Manning (4,125 yards - 2013) and Andrew Luck (4,011 yards - 2014) joined him later.
The only issue that can be foreseen is that the Lions passing defense is performing well. They currently boast the league’s 14th best pass defense, allowing just 250.9 yards through air per game.
In six career games against the Lions, Brees is 4-2 and has only one 400-yard passing effort. The other side of the coin is that the Lions have only had one passer throw for more than 350 yards, and that was Andrew Luck (385) in Week 1.
- 466 yards (2011 playoffs)
- 358 yards (2009)
- 351 yards (2008)
- 342 yards (2011 and 2014)
- 341 yards (2015)