Breaking down Brees' big night

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

ESPN Stats & Information sent along some phenomenal stuff that really puts Drew Brees' huge Monday night game into perspective.

Brees was almost flawless on first down. He threw for six of the Saints' 11 passing first downs on first-down throws. He almost had a perfect QB rating (158.3) on first downs and for the game:

Brees had plenty of help from his teammates with 226 of his 323 passing yards coming after the catch. Here's a look at what Lance Moore, Jeremy Shockey, Pierre Thomas and Marques Colston provided in yards after the catch: