Record-shattering Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over Detroit.
The NFL announced its players and rookies of the month for December and January, with MVP candidates winning offensive honors.
Both Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have valid arguments to be named the NFL MVP of 2011. But Rodgers' argument is just a little bit stronger.
A PFW web poll asking, "Which QB record from 2011 impresses you the most?" overwhelmingly chose a mark set by Cam Newton over ones set by Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.
The Patriots and Saints leave few offensive records standing; Santonio's no-show; how Matt Flynn's big game affects the draft; and much more.
The Saints set an NFL record for total yards an offense and QB Drew Brees and RB Darren Sproles also set single-season records in Week 17.
Saints QB Drew Brees, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and 49ers PK David Akers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week 16.
The top three MVP candidates — Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady — each had their own day to put on a show in Week 16.
In his rant this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush reflects on the sudden race for league MVP honors between Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.
This week, PFW selects Drew Brees, Jerod Mayo and Richard Seymour as its Players of the Week.
Drew Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, and the Saints clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Falcons on Monday night.
Saints QB Drew Breese became the NFL's record holder for most passing yards in a season, breaking Dan Marino's mark of 5,084 yards that was set in 1984.
Tom Danyluk recalls Dan Marino's magical 1984 season, now that Drew Brees is within striking distance of breaking the single-season passing-yardage record.
Aaron Rodgers suffered his first loss, and both Drew Brees and Tom Brady had big wins in Week 15. Yet the Packers' quarterback is still the clear-cut No. 1 in this week's MVP Meter.
This week, PFW selects Drew Brees, Tamba Hali and Ryan Succop as its Players of the Week.