FOR THOMAS, IT’S A BREEZE WITH BREES
NEW orleans — There is no denying the chemistry between drew Brees and Michael Thomas.
Just ask the Philadelphia Eagles. Thomas, who led the NFL with 125 catches this season and set a Saints franchise record with 1,405 receiving yards, carried on the same path in Sunday’s 20-14 victory.
along with scoring the winning touchdown, the 25-year-old caught 12 passes for 171 yards. That means in three career playoff games, Thomas has 27 catches for 377 yards.
Just think about that for a second. “We just keep going,” Thomas said of his karma with Brees. “When we come out there, we feel no one can stop us. I just feel like we keep building every week. I have his back and he has my back. We have a thing, and it’s hard for the other team to stop (us).”
The Eagles had extra coverage on Thomas, but it was no use. on the timeconsuming winning drive, Thomas caught four passes for 51 yards — including the two-yard touchdown toss.
“It’s win or go home ... I do whatever it takes,” said Thomas. “If you are doubleor triple-teamed, it doesn’t matter. you just have to do your job. you need to concentrate on what you are doing and things will open up.”
In the Saints’ 48-7 win over Philadelphia earlier in the season, Thomas didn’t do a lot of the damage with four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He was determined to improve on those numbers.
“When they played us the first time, I had a decent game,” he said. “I just watched the film ... I had to beat whoever was in the way and go out and catch the ball. When it’s third down and the ball is coming to me, then I have to convert. I just have to run my route and do what I have to to get open.”
Saints quarterback Drew Brees congratulates Michael Thomas (13) after throwing him a TD pass in last night’s NFC semifinal victory.