More numbers on Brees, Saints

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

Our friends over at ESPN Stats & Information sent over some real interesting nuggets on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

With his three touchdown passes Sunday, Brees has nine for the season. That ties the record set by Charley Johnson of the 1965 St. Louis Cardinals for most touchdown passes through two games.

The Saints also have scored 93 points in their first two games. Here’s a look at where that puts them historically:

  • 95: 1968 Oakland Raiders

  • 93: 2009 New Orleans Saints

  • 91: 1971 Dallas Cowboys

  • 90: 1975 Washington Redskins

  • 90: 1962 Detroit Lions

Now, on to a few more items on Brees. Since his first full season as a starter in 2002, Brees has 18 games in which he has thrown for at least 300 yards and three touchdown passes. Take a look at where that ranks him among quarterbacks in that same time frame:

Did you catch the next two names on that list -- Manning and Brady? They’re the guys who usually get mentioned as the league’s two best quarterbacks. I’ve been saying for the past week that Brees is the best quarterback on the planet right now.

Just for fun, let’s see how Brees’ start this season matches up with what Brady’s looked like in 2007, which a lot of people consider one of the best seasons ever by a quarterback: