Super Bowl XLIX MVP Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrated with teammates after defeating the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl LI.
Here’s what we learned: Saints QB Drew Brees celebrates after defeating Oakland Raiders.
Brees scored a career-high 40 points, including 11 first-half touchdowns, in a win over the Raiders.
The Saints finished the game with a franchise-record 973 rushing yards and had 1,054 total yards from scrimmage.
Brees had three rushing touchdowns, including a 52-yarder in the fourth quarter to cap a 16-play, 80-yard drive in the final minute that set up a field goal by Michael Thomas.
Brees threw for another 2,000 yards, and he now has more than 1,500 yards in a season for the second time in three years.
Brees has scored 50 or more points in five straight Super Bowls.
New Orleans’ Drew Brees scores in the first quarter against the Raiders in the Super Bowl.
Source: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast New Orleans Saints quarterback Ryan Nassib celebrates with teammates following a first down against the Oakland Athletics during Super Bowl LII in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2021.
The first quarter of Super Bowl XXXVIII in Los Angeles was postponed due to rain.
The Super Bowl will be played Sunday, February 6 in Santa Clara, Calif.
The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Dallas Mavericks 104-92.
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Kevin Faulk in the second half to lift the New Orleans offense to a 23-6 lead over the San Antonio Spurs.
The Rams defeated the Denver Broncos 77-70.
The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 84-80.
Drew’s son, Drew Brees Jr., scored a game-high 33 points in a rout of the Cleveland Browns.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes in a 40-0 victory over the Oakland Titans.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw three touchdowns and ran for another for a 30-0 halftime lead.
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-42.
Drew threw three TD passes in the New York Jets’ victory over Dallas.
The Denver Broncos defeated the Miami Dolphins 23-14.
New Mexico State football coach Kevin Steves threw a game tying TD pass to Deandre Johnson in the fifth quarter to lead the Aztecs past the University of Arizona in the Cotton Bowl.
New Jersey’s Tom Brady had four touchdown passes against Arizona State in the Orange Bowl.
New Texas head coach Paul Rhoads had a hat trick against the Texas Longhorns in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
New Florida quarterback Tim Tebow completed all 18 of his passes for a career high 259 yards and three touchdowns in the game-winning drive against South Carolina in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
New Hampshire head coach Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs defeated Texas Tech 38-14 in the BCS National Championship game in Atlanta, Ga. 20.
New South Wales quarterback Tim Loughlin threw for four touchdowns in a 36-28 victory over Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff championship game in Orlando.
Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for a game high 316 yards and a touchdown in the win over Michigan State.
Tennessee’s Tyrod Taylor threw for one touchdown and ran the clock down in the third quarter to beat Georgia Tech 35-31 in the SEC championship game.
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones’ Bulldogs defeated Alabama 37-27 in the Birmingham Bowl.
Kansas State quarterback Sam Darnold threw for 200 yards and ran three times for a touchdown.
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for three touchdowns as the Dolphins defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 34-24 in the Bahamas Bowl.
LSU wide receiver Amari Cooper had a career night with eight catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Tennessee running back Bishop Sankey scored two touchdowns as LSU defeated Mississippi State 36-30 in the Outback Bowl.
Miami running back Joe Mixon threw for five touchdowns and rushed for another to help the Titans win the season series with the Gators.
The San Diego Chargers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 36-31.
Arizona State’s Todd Gurley had a game winning touchdown and rushed 13 times for 129 yards and five touchdowns in Arizona State/USC, 24-24.
Oklahoma’s Ezekiel Elliott had a season-high 120 rushing yards.
Tennessee State’s Jake Coker rushed for a season high 138 yards and four touchdowns against Oklahoma State in Oklahoma/USU, 24/27.
New Washington running back Devonta Freeman had a team-high nine carries for 57 yards.
Tennessee kicker Blair Walsh kicked a game winner in the loss to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Alabama running back Derrick Henry had a pair of touchdown runs.