The New Orleans Saints play the Detroit Lions on NFL Monday Night Football tonight. The game pits two last place teams in their respective divisions, as the Saints are in last in the NFC South, while the Lions hold down last place in the NFC North.
The poor season has not stopped New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees for making NFL history nearly every week at this point of the season.
Tonight the same could and likely will take place. Brees needs just 173 yards passing to become just the fourth NFL quarterback to notch 60,000 for his career.
He needs only 206 more yards to extend his own NFL record streak of straight 4,000-yard seasons to an incredible 10. There is no one before him or active today that has more than six straight seasons of 4,000 passing yards.
The New Orleans quarterback needs only 45 pass attempts to become just the fourth quarterback all-time to reach 8,000 passes for a career.
Brees can also extend his record for 52 straight games played at home with at least one touchdown pass.
If that is not enough, he can add to his current record of 11 career games of 300 yards passing on Monday Night Football.
Brees, who is 36, last week passed former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino to move into fourth place all time with 421 touchdown passes for his career.
Brees trails Marino by 1,535 yards for third place all time in overall passing yardage, something that he will most likely not accomplish until the start of next season.
When he was asked if he ever reflects on all of the stats and all time records, Brees said he usually does not but it seems to be his introduction when he appears on a television or radio show.
However, Brees has said a number of times, including against last week, that the records make him appreciate the opportunity he has had as well as appreciating his coaches, fellow teammates and others that have been next to him for his 16-year NFL career.
Brees hopes that his Saints can come back next season and battle for a berth in the postseason, as he wants to win a second Super Bowl for his career.