Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Drew Brees got to enjoy an early 40th birthday party/victory party after Sunday's game. But he said his actual birthday on Tuesday was "a very normal day. Come in early and get grinding on the film. Get home in time for dinner and hang out with the kids, have a little cake, and read bedtime stories, and tell them to quit talking and laughing and go to bed." Brees famously held up his 1-year-old son, Baylen, after winning the Super Bowl nine years ago. Now back in the NFC title game for the first time since, he has four kids and said they're "so football-crazed now, that's what makes this fun." He said the other day that he was touched when his middle son, Bowen, said his favorite thing to do is "go to the Saints facility with my Dad."