What does a near-perfect night mean for a perfectionist? In New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ case, it means that one errant pass will be on his mind just as much as the 29 completed ones.
Brees set the new NFL record for highest completion percentage while throwing 29-for-30 passes — a 96.7% completion rate — during the Saints’ 34-7 victory over the Colts.
He also eclipsed the NFL’s career touchdown passes record (previously held by Peyton Manning) by throwing his 540th overall TD strike in his 307-yard, four-touchdown night. (He also added to his total with his 541st touchdown pass.)
But Brees was frustrated he missed the 30-for-30 mark.
“I’ll be honest with you — you always think about the one that you missed,” Brees said on ESPN. “If