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Brees completed 28 of 47 passes for 292 yards, with three touchdowns, two interceptions and one lost fumble Sunday against the 49ers.

Brees connected with eight different receivers, throwing two touchdowns to tight end Jimmy Graham and one to wideout Brandin Cooks. However, his fumble proved to be especially costly, as the 49ers recovered it in overtime, setting up a game-winning 35-yard field goal to drop the Saints to 4-5. Despite the turnovers, Brees reached the 290-yard mark for the eighth time this season, and he's thrown seven touchdowns in the last three games. Up next is a Week 11 matchup against a Bengals defense that is much better against the pass than the run this season, though they are still allowing 248.9 passing yards per game this season, ranking them 19th in the league.

Drew Brees QB NO 4 Months

Brees completed 24-of-34 passes for 297 yards, with a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 28-10 win over the Panthers.

The Saints opened the game with two long drives that ended on Brees turnovers, the first being an interception that took an odd bounce off the chest of a sliding Kenny Stills, while the second was knocked out of the quarterback's hands by teammate Erik Lorig. The team then punted on three straight drives, before a Cam Newton fumble set Mark Ingram up for a quick three-yard touchdown. Brees led the Saints on an 85-yard march for seven points before halftime, and the Saints added two 80-yard touchdown drives in the second half. The first of those drives ended with a one-yard quarterback sneak on 4th-and-goal, giving Brees his first rushing touchdown of the season. While it wasn't exactly a dominant performance, Brees and the New Orleans offense mostly played well to overcome the somewhat fluky early turnovers. Mark Ingram had a season-high 30 carries for 100 yards, and Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was highly effective, though seemingly while playing through some pain. Brees has an interesting stretch of the schedule coming up, with three consecutive home games against the 49ers, Bengals and Ravens, in that order. The matchups may not be as tough as they sound, given that all three defenses are dealing with significant injuries, and Brees has long been dominant at the Superdome.

Drew Brees QB NO 4 Months

Brees completed 27-of-32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 44-23 win over the Packers.

Brees added to his track record of dominant primetime performances at the Superdome, leading the Saints to points on eight of their nine competitive drives, including a run of four consecutive touchdowns in the second half. The near-flawless showing was by far his best performance in what's otherwise been a disappointing season, as he previously had just one game without an interception and no games with more than two touchdowns. Just as encouraging for Brees' owners as the quarterback's own performance, star tight end Jimmy Graham (shoulder) looked fairly healthy, while rookie wideout Brandin Cooks had his first big game since Week 1. Brees could be headed for another big primetime showing in Week 9, as the Saints face a shaky Panthers defense in Carolina.

Drew Brees QB NO 4 Months

Brees completed 28-of-45 passes for 342 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Lions.

Brees connected with nine different receivers, though tight end Jimmy Graham, who was a surprise start after taking a pain-killing injection in his injured shoulder, failed to catch both passes thrown his way. The cumulative stats were good, but Brees simply missed too many receivers Sunday, which ultimately allowed the Lions to come back from a 17-3 deficit to win 24-23. Brees has now thrown for at least 340 yards in three straight games, but he's got a 6:5 TD:INT over that span and will next face a Packers defense that is ranked in the top-five in fewest passing yards allowed per game this season.

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Brees completed 35-of-57 passes for 371 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Brees connected with nine different receivers, throwing touchdown passes to running backs Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet. While Brees' top two yardage games have come in the last two weeks, he has a disappointing 4:4 TD:INT ratio over that span. He continues to have a number of weapons around him, though tight end Jimmy Graham was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury, so Brees may be in jeopardy of losing his favorite target. The good news is the Saints head out on bye in Week 6, giving Graham extra time to recover before facing the Lions in Week 7.

Drew Brees QB NO 5 Months

Brees completed 32-of-44 passes for 340 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Brees struggled in the first half, as the Saints didn't put up any points, while their signal-caller threw an interception, albeit one that required a fantastic defensive play. Brees got hot in the second half, and he might have had a third touchdown, if not for fumbles by Jimmy Graham and Travaris Cadet on the Dallas half of the field. Though he's averaging his typical 40 throws per game through four weeks, Brees could end up attempting more passes than usual, if his team's defense continues to get steamrolled.

Drew Brees QB NO 5 Months

Brees completed 27-of-35 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Vikings.

Brees connected with eight different receivers, throwing just over half (18) of his passes to Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham. His 77.1 percent completion percentage was his best this season, and he didn't turn the ball over for the first time (he did fumble, but the Saints recovered). Brees is still looking for his breakout performance this season, which could come in Week 4 against the Cowboys, who allowed 327 passing yards and three touchdowns to Austin Davis in Week 3.

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Brees completed 27-of-40 passes for 237 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Browns.

Brees connected with eight different receivers, although he didn't throw a single pass to wideout Marques Colston, and Jimmy Graham was the only player to catch more than three balls (the good news is that Graham finished with 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns). Brees' home-road splits are starting to get out-of-hand, but the good news for fantasy owners is that the Saints will be at home in Week 3 against the Vikings.

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Brees completed 29-of-42 passes for 333 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Falcons.

Brees connected with seven different receivers, including rookie wideout Brandin Cooks, who caught seven passes on eight targets for 77 yards and Brees' only touchdown. The Saints ended up with three rushing touchdowns, a ratio that's not likely to be maintained through the rest of the season. Up next is a Week 2 matchup against the Browns, who allowed 365 passing yards to Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday.

Drew Brees QB NO 6 Months

Brees stated that he's fully healthy entering the 2014 season, ESPN.com reports. After practice Wednesday, he said, "I did what I needed to do to get healthy. I feel strong. I feel 100 percent."

Prior to thoroughly impressing in the Saints' third preseason outing, when Brees completed 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, he ramped up his workload slowly due to a strained left oblique. Roll with the stellar signal caller as usual Sunday in Atlanta.