Drew Brees & Eli Manning Play Historic Game In Nike

Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Nike
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in Nike cleats.
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The New Orleans Saints hosted the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon in a game that has rearranged the league’s all-time record books, beating the NFC East leaders 52-49 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Although the Drew Brees-led Saints beat the Eli Manning-led Giants, both superstar quarterbacks performed at a level that solidified their reputations as the game’s best.

Brees, who played in the Saints colorway of the Nike Lunar Code Pro 3/4 cleats, threw for seven touchdowns in the game, becoming the eighth player in the history of the NFL to do so. Manning, who also wore the Nike Lunar Code Pro 3/4 cleats, but in a Giants colorway, threw six touchdowns, giving him 276 for his career, passing San Francisco 49ers legend (and Skechers pitchman) Joe Montana and Vinny Testaverde on the all-time list. He now has the 10th-most touchdown passes in league history.

Eli Manning New York Giants Nike Cleats New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning in Nike cleats. Getty Images.

The 13 touchdown passes that Brees and Manning threw for also set a league record. This was the second game in NFL history where the quarterbacks threw for six touchdowns each — the other coming in 1969 (which also involved the New Orleans Saints).

Brees and the Saints (4-4) will face the Tennessee Titans next, on Nov. 8, while Manning and the Giants (4-4) will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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