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Jairus Byrd

Brees' 7 TDs help Saints top Giants, 52-49 on last-second FG

Drew Brees has heard his critics getting louder this season.

The talk might be about the 36-year-old quarterback's advancing age. Or his ability to bounce back from a Week 2 throwing-shoulder injury. Or his $20 million annual salary causing the Saints undue salary-cap pressure.

Yet Brees contends he can play as well as ever, and on Sunday against the New York Giants, he sure did.

Brees passed for career highs of 511 yards and an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns, and recently signed Kai Forbath kicked a 50-yard field goal as time ran out, giving the Saints a 52-49 victory in a game with a record 13 scoring passes.

"It's not like we came out today with...