Drew Brees QB NO 4 Days
Drew Brees completed 23-of-38 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 13, 34-7 blowout loss to the Seahawks.
Brees' 3.87 YPA was his worst single-game average since Week 17 of the 2003 season when he was a member of the Chargers. He failed to reach 200 yards through the air Monday night, ending a streak of 43 consecutive games he'd accomplished that feat. Brees was harassed all night by Seattle's pass rush and missed a number of throws. His receivers also didn't help him much by not attacking a couple balls and failing to hold onto a few others. Brees also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Michael Bennett in the first quarter. The Saints went three-and-out on their first three possessions. After 12 games, Brees is on pace to complete 67.7 percent of his passes for 5,058 yards, 38 touchdowns, and ten interceptions. He's a top-two fantasy quarterback most weeks. The 9-3 Saints host the 9-3 division-rival Panthers on Sunday Night Football next week.
Drew Brees QB NO 12 Days
The Week 14 Panthers at Saints game has been flexed into NBC's Sunday Night Football.
The matchup of NFC South Super Bowl contenders replaces Falcons at Packers. That game will now kick off at 1pm ET on FOX. It's a no-brainer for NBC, as the 8-3 Panthers are on a seven-game winning streak and the 9-2 Saints desperately need home-field advantage in the playoffs. This game could end up deciding the division title and a bye in the Wild Card round.
Drew Brees QB NO 15 Days
Drew Brees completed 22-of-33 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' 17-13, Week 12 win over the Falcons.
Thanks to a bizarre late-game play designed to help drain the clock, Brees finished with -6 yards on four rushes. It was a far from scintillating effort for fantasy's No. 2 quarterback, but efficient enough for a victory. Brees missed some easy throws, but stuck the ones that mattered, including a 44-yard bomb on play action to Jimmy Graham for a second-quarter touchdown. The yards were Brees' second fewest of the season, but the two-touchdown effort was his ninth in 11 games. Brees will face his toughest test of the year in Week 13, where the Saints will venture to Seattle for Monday Night Football.
Drew Brees QB NO 26 Days
Drew Brees completed 34-of-41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 10 win over the Cowboys.
Brees took advantage of an injured Dallas defense and rarely missed on any of his throws, completing 19 straight passes during the first half. It was his seventh straight multi-touchdown game and the 392 yards were his second highest total of the season. Brees didn't have any turnovers after throwing two interceptions in last week's loss to the Jets. Even with an upcoming matchup against the 49ers, Brees will remain a top-five QB1 in Week 10.
Drew Brees QB NO 1 Month
Drew Brees completed 30-of-51 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Jets.
Marques Colston (knee) was inactive, Darren Sproles got concussed on the opening drive and Jimmy Graham (foot) didn't play every snap. No matter. Brees overcame bad drops from Nick Toon to go over 300 yards for the sixth time in eight games. Like a machine, he's on pace for 5,344 yards, 42 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Brees is going to humiliate the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football from the Superdome in Week 10.
Drew Brees QB NO 2 Months
Drew Brees completed 17-of-36 passes for 236 yards with two touchdowns and one interceptions in Sunday's Week 6 loss at New England.
Brees was not sharp and appeared unsure of where to go with the football as Aqib Talib bottled up Jimmy Graham. This was the first time since Week 1 of the 2012 season that he completed less than 50 percent of his passes. Credit excellent game-planning from the Patriots defense and move on. Brees is averaging 326.3 passing yards per game and has thrown 14 touchdowns as the Saints head into the Week 7 bye.
Drew Brees QB NO 2 Months
Drew Brees completed 29-of-35 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 5, 26-18 win over the Bears.
Brees didn't take many shots downfield in this one. He targeted his running backs on 17 of his 35 throws, taking what the Chicago defense was giving him. Brees did connect with Jimmy Graham on a nice 38-yarder and Nick Toon for 35 yards, but that was mostly it in the vertical attack. Brees' consecutive 300-yard passing games streak ends at nine games. Both of his touchdowns went to Pierre Thomas. The 5-0 Saints travel to New England next Sunday.
Drew Brees QB NO 2 Months
Drew Brees completed 30-of-39 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns in Monday night's Week 4, 38-17 victory over the Dolphins.
The New Orleans offense put on a clinic, and the Saints are now 4-0 as they sit comfortably atop the NFC South at the quarter pole. The Dolphins took Jimmy Graham away for stretches of time in the first half, so Brees instead worked it to Darren Sproles with ease on screens, flat routes, and wheel routes out of the backfield. There's no stopping this team. After four games, Brees is on pace to complete 444-of-664 passes for 5,736 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. The Saints travel to take on the 3-1 Bears next Sunday.
Drew Brees QB NO 3 Months
Drew Brees completed 26-of-46 passes for 322 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Bucs.
Brees really struggled against disguised zones of the Bucs. Twice he was picked off when a linebacker baited him into thinking he was in man coverage and then dropped off to a receiver behind him. Still, Brees engineered a late drive with no timeouts and a short clock to get his team into a short field-goal for Garrett Hartley. Expect a far better outing in a Week 3 home game against the Cardinals.