Big number for Brees once again
NEW ORLEANS — After Drew Brees broke another NFL record with his latest 400-plus-yard passing performance, he stood on a podium and moved his right hand in an ascending motion while discussing the direction of the Saints.
"We want to be on this trajectory," Brees said. "I feel like we are."
Wil Lutz's winning field goal stopped a Panthers rally from 21-0 down as the reigning NFC champions fell to 1-5.
With his 15th 400-yard game, Brees broke a tie with Peyton Manning for the most all time in the regular season.
Cam Newton, who missed last week's loss to Tampa Bay because of a concussion, returned and had a solid statistical game. However, Newton was also intercepted by Sterling Moore in the back of the end zone, stalling a promising first-half drive.
Newton had little to say afterward, offering terse, vague answers to media inquiries or simply saying, "next question."