Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record tonight as he let the Saints (-7.5) to a spread covering win over the Falcons to keep them in contention for a first round bye.
People can say the rules have made it easier to pass, and they certainly have, but Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Aaron Rogers are playing under the same rules and they have not broken the record. One could also argue that the players are faster, pass rushing is more specialized, and defensive coordinators are throwing out more sophisticated defensive schemes as the game continues to evolve.
Trading wise, taking the saints just before taking the ball for the first time paid off again. As mentioned many times this season, when high powered offenses such as the Packers, Saints, and Patriots are large favorites, there is a high probability of them taking the lead. One can then either trade out for a quick profit are put in a trailing stop and try to ride them to the finish. If they fail to take a first half lead, one can usually sell out for a small loss.