Think this isn't personal? Here's a couple quotes from the man himself:
"There's no doubt it wasn't coincidence."
"I don't make the schedule, but it sure is a funny coincidence, isn't it."
The irony of Brees setting this record against the team that let him go certainly isn't lost on him. And record or no record, Brees has been flawless in his lone performance against his old team. His stats in that London game was as follows:
10/26/08: 37-32 Saints win, 30-41, 339 yds, 3 TDs, 0 Ints
The record makes for a nice story line but Brees has added motivation coming from so many different angles that I'd be shocked if we saw nothing but the very best from him on Sunday.