SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished one for two in the awards categories at the NFL Honors Show on Saturday night.
Brees, who led the league in passing with 4,870 yards, lost out on the fan-voted FedEx Air Player of the Year to Arizona quarterbackCarson Palmer.
But he was named the Clutch Performer of the Year by Castrol Edge for his performance in a 52-49 victory over the New York Giants.
Brees completed 39-of-50 passes against New York for 504 yards and seven touchdowns, tying the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game.
And after the Giants took a 49-42 lead late in the game, Brees drove the Saints down for the game-tying touchdown and set up Kai Forbath‘s field goal as time expired.