Brees dove over a pile at the goal line and crossed it to send his team to their second win of the season, while also sending the Falcons to a tough 1-2 record this year. The Saint' QB also made history on this day, as his 14th completion of the day sent him past Brett Favre for the most career completions in NFL history at 6,300. His 17-yard pass to Michael Thomas is what broke the record.
Alvin Kamara also had a big game for the Saints' offense with 15 catches for 124 yards, while also getting 66 yards on the ground. That helped the Saints overcome Matt Ryan's five touchdown passes, which was the first time in his career that he has done that in a game. Former Alabama Crimson Tide Calvin Ridley became the first Falcons' rookie with three touchdown catches, but that was not enough to earn the division win.
Ryan led the Falcons on a drive to their own 44-yard line, but they were forced to punt with 25 seconds left in overtime. The Falcons' quarterback finished with 374 yards through the air, while Ridley had 146 of those yards on seven receptions. That included a big 75-yard touchdown, as Ryan tied a team record with five touchdowns, joining Wade Wilson, who did it on December 13th, 1992 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Falcons will look to get their record back to .500 next week when they host the Cincinnati Bengals, who will be coming off their first loss of the season. The Saints will head to New York to battle the Giants, who will be coming off of their first win of the year.