Top 10 Moments of the 2009 Season

The Top 10 Moments of the 2009 NFL Season: #6

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I’m currently watching the nadir of Al Pacino’s film career on Starz. That’s probably a sign for us to reveal the sixth biggest moment of the 2009 NFL season.

6. The Saints blast the New England Patriots 38-17 to go 11-0.

Heading into their Week 12 matchup with the New England Patriots, many (me included) believed the Saints would put up a fight but would succumb to the experience and playmaking capabilities of the New England Patriots.

In a sign of future events, the Saints defense roughed up a future Hall of Fame quarterback and used a big play offense to humble the Patriots before an electric Superdome crowd.

Drew Brees outplayed Tom Brady and rather decisively for that matter. Brees went 18 of 23 for 371 yards and five touchdowns, posting a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the process.

New Orleans served notice to the sellout crowd – and to the nation – that they meant business. Meanwhile for New England, it showed their grip on the NFL as a dominant squad was coming undone rather quickly.

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