Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ record-setting touchdown pass during his team’s recent game against that San Diego Chargers was a welcome piece of good news in a south Louisiana football season that’s had its share of disappointments.
LSU’s football team suffered a defeat in its game against Florida over the weekend, and Southern University has had a very bumpy season. The Saints, hampered by suspensions of Coach Sean Payton, General Manager Mickey Loomis and other key members of the Saints franchise, have struggled this season, too.
But Brees’ 40-yard touchdown pass to receiver Devery Henderson made history, buoying the spirits of football fans across the state. Henderson’s score boosted to 48 the number of consecutive games in which Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass, breaking a record established by Johnny Unitas in 1960.
Touchdown passes are a team effort, of course; no quarterback can succeed by himself. We’re glad that Brees, with typical courtesy, acknowledged the collaboration required for his record-setting accomplishment to happen.
We hope that Brees’ memorable pass is a harbinger of more good things to come this season not only for the Saints, but for LSU and Southern, too.