Fly-half Sexton is one of the those who is yet to add an RBS 6 Nations winners medal to his trophy cabinet and is desperate to do so this weekend.
To accomplish that Ireland first need to win in France, a feat they have not achieved in the competition since 2000 - though Sexton admits there is no time like the present.
"In the dressing room after the game it was easy to get carried away in the send-off for Brian - and it almost felt like the end of the championship in a way - but there's not a lot of guys in there who have won things in a green jersey. That's one massive thing missing from most of the guys' CVs," said Sexton.
"We've a chance to go and make history now. If we go and win we'll have earned it and it'll be something to remember. It'll eclipse what they did in 2000 because there's a trophy on the line.
"You always want most what you haven't had before, so it would be right up there."