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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:00:17 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees surpassed 50,000 career passing yards in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers. He is just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:21:34 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns in the team's Week 10 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Saints set a league record with 40 first downs in the game, and their 625 yards of total offense was the second highest in regulation of any team in the league since 1982.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:28:57 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (hand) took a shot from Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware in the second quarter of the Week 10 game while throwing a touchdown pass. He came up shaking his throwing hand, and was getting medical attention on the sidelines after the drive.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 23:55:13 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady set two milestones in his team's 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, It marked the sixth time that New England scored at least 50 points in a game started by Brady, tying Len Dawson for the most 50-point games by a starting QB in NFL history. Brady also threw four touchdowns and no interceptions, marking the 15th time in his career that he has had four or more touchdowns without an interception. Brady passed Drew Brees (14) for the most such games in NFL history. Brady has now had 19 games with at least four touchdown passes, a total that ranks fifth in NFL history.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:59:33 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor has posted a passer rating of 97.6, which ranks behind only Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. His completion percentage of 68.3 trails only Manning, Rivers, Romo, Brees and Ryan, and he has a 72.7 completion percentage in the pocket, which is fourth-best in the NFL. "His mechanics have really improved," head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday, Oct. 9. "He's got a good presence in the pocket, yet can get out and make plays. He's always been a great athlete, but he's getting better as a quarterback."
Fantasy Tip: Pryor has emerged as a low-end No. 1 fantasy option in most leagues of 12 or more teams. He has surprised more than any other fantasy quarterback to this point, as far as success. There are plenty who have surprised by being disappointing.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:08:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of his 35 pass attempts for 288 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 road win against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Tip: Brees was actually on pace for close to another 400-yard passing game, and he had his two TDs in the first half. Fantasy owners might be slightly disappointed about the subpar second half by Brees' standards, but he remains one of the top fantasy options at his position heading into a Week 6 showdown against QB Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:50:37 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees recorded another 300-yard passing game in the Week 4 game Monday, Sept. 30, against the Miami Dolphins. It was his ninth straight 300-yard passing game, tying his own NFL record.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:08:35 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he will throw at Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis' side of the field in their Week 2 matchup, but they will not be careless about it.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:10:25 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 5. Manning becomes the sixth player to throw for that many, and the first since Joe Kapp on Sept. 28, 1969. Manning, a four-time MVP, also tied Brett Favre's NFL record with his 23rd career game with at least four TD throws, and Drew Brees' mark with his seventh career five-TD performance.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:11:56 -0700
New Orleans Saints QBs Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace are getting equal reps with the second-team offense, as they battle for the primary backup job behind starting QB Drew Brees.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:48:10 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is content with the was the offseason is going and said things are back to normal now that head coach Sean Payton is back at the helm. "It's all about football, and that's the way we like it," Brees said. "This is really the first normal offseason we've had in four years. Going from that offseason after Super Bowl, which was a crazy offseason, and right into the lockout the next offseason, and last year with the bounty and the contract and with everything else."
Fantasy Tip: There is increased optimism surrounding the Saints' offense now that Payton is back and calling the shots. Brees is still a top-flight fantasy quarterback, but he'll come with a hefty price, as usual.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:13:32 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have QBs Ryan W. Griffin, Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace in camp, each vying for the primary backup job behind starting QB Drew Brees.
Fantasy Tip: It is likely McCown and Wallace win the job due to their veteran status, with Griffin spending time on the practice squad. However, unless disaster strikes and Brees does down with a long-term injury, none of the trio will have much in the way of fantasy appeal.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:59:48 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he's unsure who will be calling the offensive plays for the team this year. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael called the plays last year with Payton serving his year-long suspension. The offense under Carmichael put up 28.8 points per game, which was third highest in the league.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless of whether it's Payton or Carmichael calling the offensive shots, the Saints offense should be in good shape. The high-flying aerial attack led by Drew Brees is expected to continue, and they have enough options in the running game to keep defenses honest.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:00:08 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is entering the last year of a $72 million contract, and could be the next quarterback to join the $100 million dollar club with his next contract. Baltimore Raven's QB Joe Flacco's new contract is a comparable for Ryan's next deal, according to Andrew Brandt of ESPN. "It's yet another comparable and data point for Matt Ryan," said Andrew Brandt, ESPN's NFL business analyst and former chief negotiator for the Green Bay Packers. "The gold standard was Drew Brees, at least on the average at $20 million (per season). Now, you have $20.1 million. It's certainly a place they could look at as the freshest data point."
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:56:34 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would be open to restructuring his contract if it would help the team's salary cap situation. "I am always willing to consider anything that will help the team or the cap situation," Brees said. It is not known at this point, however, if the Saints have approached Bress to discuss his contract. Brees' 2013 cap figure is $17.4 million, highest on the team.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:47:51 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden said he is looking forward to competition in training camp. "I expect competition. That's the way professional sports are. Unless you're Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or these guys, you might as well expect for somebody to try to come take your job," Weeden said "That's part of the business. But it's also the fun part. You get to compete and try to be a winner."
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:29:05 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees initially laughed when asked about the possibility of the team pursuing San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss in the offseason; however, the quarterback pointed out that when Moss worked out for the Saints during his 2011 retirement, the coaches told him that Moss "can still run." Moss has not been happy with his role in the 49ers offense this season.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:05:25 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said QB Drew Brees' performance this season was not affected by Payton's absence due to suspension.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:59:30 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will replace Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:55:52 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has nine career 400-yard passing games following his 446-yard effort in Week 16, passing Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning for the second-most in NFL history.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:31:44 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz never thought about making a quarterback change in the team's Week 15 game. "I think [Matthew Stafford] is our best quarterback and if he's healthy enough he's going to play," Schwartz said. "I don't want to farm somebody else's land, but why didn't the Saints replace Drew Brees after four (interceptions)?"
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:26:43 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-39 for 307 yards and four touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:14:40 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed eight-of-13 passes for 228 yards with two interceptions on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield in Week 14. In his last three games, Brees has no touchdowns and six interceptions on 43 attempts more than 10 yards downfield.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 22:46:09 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26 of his 43 pass attempts for 354 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 14 game against the New York Giants. Brees suffered his first career loss against the Giants.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 05:05:25 -0800
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt defended the play of QB Drew Brees in Week 13. Brees threw five interceptions, in addition to a clock-management gaffe at the end of the first half. "When you have a great quarterback on your team, great quarterbacks can't have a conscience," Vitt said. "They're going to stick tight throws. They're going to make great plays. And those great plays that great quarterbacks make take great courage. And that's just the truth."
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:50:04 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees saw his streak of 54-consecutive games of throwing a touchdown pass come to an end Thursday, Nov. 29, against the Atlanta Falcons. Brees threw 50 times, connecting on 28 of them, and passed for 341 yards, but failed to put one into the end zone. He did hit RB Darren Sproles for a passing touchdown, but the play was flagged for offensive pass interference on TE Jimmy Graham. Brees threw five interceptions during the game, which was a career high. Following the game, Brees said he has to hold himself accountable for the team's losses the past two weeks.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:50:57 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26 of his 41 pass attempts for 267 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 12 loss against the San Francisco 49ers. It was the 51st career game for Brees with three or more TD strikes, fifth-most all-time.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:51:23 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was under duress or hit while throwing 26 times in his first three games. Since then, he has found himself under the same circumstances just 25 times in seven games. In Week 11, Brees was under duress or hit while throwing just three times and as a result, he completed 19-of-26 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns from inside the pocket.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:58:36 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 20 of his 27 pass attempts for 219 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. Brees has won his last seven starts against the Raiders with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:46:20 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is 6-0 against the Oakland Raiders with 1,248 yards passing, 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:54:34 -0800
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston posted three receptions for just 26 yards in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he was able to haul in his 55th career touchdown. All of his TDs have been thrown by QB Drew Brees, tying the tandem with San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana and WR Jerry Rice, and Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino and WR Mark Duper.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:54:05 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 21 of his 32 pass attempts for 298 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. He extended his NFL record with a TD strike in his 52nd consecutive game. The win was the 11th for Brees against the Falcons in 13 tries since joining the Saints.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:17:51 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have won 11 straight November games and 13 of their last 14. They are 17-6 in November over the past six years, and they've never had a losing record in the month. QB Drew Brees' passer rating has also been better in November than any other month in his career (97.5). And in the current 11-game winning streak, his rating is 109.1 in November.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:25:00 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees now has 16 career games with four or more touchdown passes and 300 or more passing yards, tying Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino for most in NFL history.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:56:53 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 27-for-37 for 377 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:49:09 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:56:06 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of his 45 pass attempts for 370 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in the Week 5 win against the San Diego Chargers, the team's first victory in five tries. In the game, Brees set the NFL record with a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:57:44 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees hooked up with WR Devery Henderson for a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers. It was his 48th consecutive game with a touchdown throw, breaking the NFL record previously held by Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:53:39 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees requested that suspended head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt be allowed to attend the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers, as he attempts to break the NFL record with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games. The NFL granted permission for the suspended coaches to attend, according to a source. "Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has granted that permission. Coaches Payton and Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be permitted to watch the game in a private area of the stadium and will have no contact with the team," the NFL said Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a statement.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:26:56 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is looking at the positives after the last two weeks regardless of the team's 0-4 record, and he thinks the team has improved in the last two games.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:39:30 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games, tying Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas for the NFL record. Brees will look to break the record in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday Night Football.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:39:04 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 35 of his 54 pass attempts for 446 yards and three touchdowns in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers. He now has eight 400-yard games, tied for second most in NFL history along with Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino is the all-time leader with 13 400-yard passing games.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:06:18 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees described officiating as horrendous and an embarrassment Monday, Sept. 24, although he did say it was not the replacement officials' fault.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:17:38 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 3.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:46:34 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:24:59 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is not going to change how he approaches a game, despite the slow start. "I'm not going to change my mentality, my aggressiveness, my approach, my preparation," Brees said.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:12:51 -0700
Despite the 0-2 start, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is still optimistic that his team can get things back on track. Brees is disappointed with the start.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:05:56 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 06:59:07 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has completed 18 of 36 passes (50 percent) of more than 10 yards through two games. Last season, Brees led the NFL with a 59.8 completion percentage on throws of more than 10 yards downfield.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:37:00 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has completed 20 or more passes in 38 consecutive games.