New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was outstanding in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams on Week 14, taking his team to an early 14-0 lead by throwing two touchdown passes in the Saints’ 12 minutes of possession.
Brees was 13-for-16 for 97 yards with the two touchdowns, both to wide receiver Marques Colston. He’s coming off a game in which he went 24-for-29 for 313 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Saints’ opaque running back situation got a little clearer in the first quarter. Rookie Chris Ivory received almost all the carries, with Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas each targeted in the passing game. Ivory had seven carries for 47 yards in the first quarter; Bush picked up one, for three yards.
The Saints come into Week 14 a surprising eighth in the NFL in points scored, one year after leading football in offense. Brees has been ruthlessly efficient but a little more typically utilized than he used to be.