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  Saints | New Orleans may only keep two QBs    Sun May 6, 11:48 AM

The New Orleans Saints are considering keeping just two quarterbacks on their roster for the 2018 season if QB Taysom Hill is able to beat out QB Tom Savage for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind QB Drew Brees.

Footballguys view: The Saints didn't select a quarterback in the 2018 NFL draft, largely due to the support that Hill has within the building. Sean Payton may be his biggest supporter, and reports indicate he loves Hill's game. Undrafted out of BYU in 2017, Hill originally signed with the Packers but did not make the final roster as a rookie. The Saints scooped him up, and he's even been active for them on special teams. Hill is an athletic quarterback who often draws Tony Romo comparisons. We're going to continue monitoring him in dynasty leagues.

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  Saints | More on Drew Brees deal    Wed Mar 14, 08:30 AM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees receives a $10.5 million signing bonus, a $10.2 million salary and $3.3 million in potential incentives in 2018. His cap number is $24 million.

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  Saints | Drew Brees strikes new deal    Tue Mar 13, 09:55 AM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees agreed to a two-year, $50 million deal Tuesday, March 13, with the Saints. He'll receive $27 million guaranteed.

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  Saints | Drew Brees progressing to deal    Tue Mar 13, 08:12 AM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees made significant progress on a two-year deal Monday, March 12, and it could be finalized Tuesday, March 13.

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  Vikings | Minnesota checks in with Drew Brees    Mon Mar 12, 04:15 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees' agent has been contacted by the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here as any team in need of a quarterback should check with Brees first. The Vikings may be the front-runners for Kirk Cousins, but Brees would be much better for a team clearly in a Super Bowl window. We think the Saints make it happen with Brees to keep him around, but they've delayed talks so much now that other teams can check in on the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

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  Saints | Drew Brees talks begin    Fri Mar 2, 09:18 AM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, opened talks with the Saints on a new contract Thursday, March 1.

Footballguys view: There seems to be no urgency in this matter whatsoever. Why? The Saints feel they are keeping Brees no matter the cost. However, the cost should be much lower than Brees could get on the open market. He'll likely take a lower than market contract so the team has money to spend elsewhere as the Saints are clearly in a Super Bowl window. Head coach Sean Payton said he expects the deal to get done 'sooner rather than later.'

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  Saints | Meeting for Drew Brees deal expected soon    Thu Feb 22, 12:19 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' representatives are expected to meet with the team at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine 'to try to hammer out what is potentially a short-term deal,' according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It is expected that the two sides find 'common ground' on deal that will fall between $20 million and $25 million annually.

Footballguys view: The tricky part here is getting him a respectable amount of cash while not overpaying for a guy on the downside of a career and killing your cap. Both sides want the deal, so some middle ground is likely to be found.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has hard deadline    Fri Feb 16, 10:48 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees would become an unrestricted free agent March 14 if he doesn't reach a new deal. The final three contract years would void at the start of the new league year, and the Saints will have to pay $18 million worth of signing bonus prorated on this year's salary cap in addition to whatever salary they end up paying Brees for 2018.

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  Saints | Drew Brees to sign short-term deal?    Thu Feb 1, 02:41 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is expected to sign a one- or two-year contract to return to the team, in the opinion of ESPN's Mike Triplett.

Footballguys view: That's about as long as a contract should be with a 39-year old quarterback. Brees clearly has fuel left in the tank, so another year with him should keep the Saints offense rolling. But New Orleans is one of a number of teams who had best start thinking long term at the quarterback position.

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  Saints | Drew Brees will not test market    Tue Jan 16, 04:24 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees said he does not plan to test the free-agent market. 'I'll be [in New Orleans] as long as they'll have me, hopefully,' Brees said.

Footballguys view: This has been the thinking for quite some time. He's a free agent, but it would be crazy for the Saints to let him hit the open market. They should sign Brees in the period where teams can sign their own free agents about a week before the chaos known as free agency begins.

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  Saints | Drew Brees expects to be re-signed    Tue Jan 16, 01:08 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said following the team's Divisional Round loss opposite the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 14, that he expects the club to re-sign him. He believes the Saints are entering 'a window of time here where we can really make a run at it' and expects to be part of that effort, adding that he is 'excited for the future of Saints football.'

Footballguys view: Brees is 39-years old and he still can play at an incredibly high level. With the Saints using a more balanced attack (thanks to Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara), Brees is capable of getting the Saints back to the postseason and perhaps back to the Super Bowl. We don't see him going anywhere, even with what will be an inflated price tag.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses three TDs    Sun Jan 14, 08:31 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 25 of his 40 pass attempts for 294 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14.

Footballguys view: Brees was ice cold in the first half, but took over in the second half and did just about everything he could to get the Saints to the NFC Championship game. He was a better fantasy quarterback in the playoffs than he was in the regular season. He might not be drafted in the top 5 quarterbacks after an ordinary fantasy season this year.

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  Saints | Drew Brees moving up career playoff list    Wed Jan 10, 08:34 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees recorded his seventh 300-yard passing effort in the playoffs for his career in the team's Wild Card Round game Sunday, Jan. 7, passing retired QBs Kurt Warner, Joe Montana and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for the third-most such performances all-time. He still trails retired QB Peyton Manning (nine) and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (12) in that category.

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  Saints | Drew Brees leads team to WC win    Sun Jan 7, 08:18 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 23-of-33 passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 7.

Footballguys view: The Saints did not have much success on the ground, so it was up to Brees to lead the way. He had no problem slinging the rock around and guys like WR Michael Thomas, WR Ted Ginn and TE Josh Hill came through with big plays.

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  Saints | Drew Brees thrives in postseason action    Wed Jan 3, 10:14 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has a quarterback rating of 100.7 in 11 career playoff games. Overall, he's completed 306-of-464 passes (66 percent) for 3,539 yards, while also throwing for 24 touchdowns compared to only six interceptions in his postseason career.

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  Saints | Week 17 game recap for New Orleans    Sun Dec 31, 09:48 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22 of his 30 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. RB Alvin Kamara rushed nine times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 84 yards, and RB Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 35 yards and caught four passes for 19 yards. WR Michael Thomas caught six passes for 94 yards, and WR Ted Ginn Jr. finished with three catches for 33 yards.

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  Saints | Drew Brees reaches 70,000-yard plateau    Wed Dec 27, 11:02 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees became the third quarterback in NFL history -- joining retired QBs Peyton Manning (71,940) and Brett Favre (71,838) -- to throw for 70,000 passing yards in his career after his performance in the club's Week 16 game Sunday, Dec. 24, versus the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Saints | Mediocre showing from Drew Brees    Sun Dec 24, 09:52 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 21 of his 28 pass attempts for 239 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 23-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16.

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  Saints | New Orleans draws multiple Pro Bowl bids    Tue Dec 19, 10:45 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, WR Michael Thomas, RB Mark Ingram and RB Alvin Kamara were selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses two more TDs    Sun Dec 17, 09:09 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 26 of his 36 pass attempts for 285 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 15 game against the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Brees could have had another score if Michael Thomas had gotten a break on a review. He was still very good in a matchup that was pretty easy considering the state of the Jets pass rush. Brees will be a solid QB1 against the Falcons next week.

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  Saints | Drew Brees fires two TD passes    Fri Dec 8, 12:53 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-35 for 271 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Footballguys view: Brees had one of his better fantasy games this year because the team was without Alvin Kamara for most of the game. He has a good matchup against the Jets next week and remains a high floor/low ceiling QB1.

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  Redskins | Preston Smith fined    Sat Nov 25, 10:12 AM

Washington Redskins LB Preston Smith was fined $18,231 by the National Football League for committing a roughing the passer penalty versus New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees during the first quarter of Week 11's game.

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  Saints | Drew Brees throw for 385    Sun Nov 19, 09:51 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 34-31 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 11.

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  Saints | Drew Brees wants to stay in Big Easy    Tue Nov 14, 01:53 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has no intention of talking to the team about his expiring contract during the season, but he reiterated his desire to finish his career in New Orleans during a recent appearance on XTRA 1360 AM.

Footballguys view: The Saints are on the winning track this year and are arguably the best team in the NFC. Had things fallen apart in 2017, we could've seen Brees moving on to another opportunity. With the Saints pushing for a deep playoff run, we see them keeping Brees in 2018 and beyond.

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  Saints | Drew Brees turns it over to runners    Sun Nov 12, 07:17 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 18 of his 25 pass attempts for 184 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills. He did have a rare rushing touchdown, however.

Footballguys view: Brees rushing touchdown saved his fantasy day, but it was still a very small result considering the Saints number of points. The running backs got all of the other touchdowns on the ground, so Brees should bounce back next week against the Washington pass defense that Case Keenum tore up today.

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  Saints | Drew Brees totals 263 yards, two TDs    Sun Nov 5, 08:04 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 22 of his 27 pass attempts for 263 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Saints | Drew Brees making more history    Wed Nov 1, 11:01 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees became the third player in NFL history during the team's Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 29, to complete 6,000 passes, joining retired QBs Brett Favre (6,300) and Peyton Manning (6,125) as the only ones to do so.

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  Saints | Drew Brees throws for 299 yards    Sun Oct 29, 05:40 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 23-for-28 for 299 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Chicago Bears in Week 8.

Footballguys view: The Saints finished both touchdown drives with runs, and Mark Ingram fumbled away two drives in the fourth quarter. This is a temporary low for Brees with the Bucs coming to the Superdome next week.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has up and down performance    Sun Oct 22, 05:12 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 27-for-38 for 331 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Green Bay Packers in Week 7. He also rushed for a touchdown during the game.

Footballguys view: Brees had two early interceptions but recovered for a strong day, including successful downfield passing to Ted Ginn for the first time this year. He'll have a stiffer matchup at Chicago next week.

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  Saints | Drew Brees owns Packers over career    Thu Oct 19, 08:34 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has posted a 114.3 QB Rating over his career against the Green Bay Packers, his second-highest such mark versus any opponent whom he's faced more than four times. In six career games opposite the Packers, Brees has completed 168-of-250 passes (67.2 percent) for 2,215 yards, to go with 17 touchdowns compared to only two interceptions.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses two touchdowns    Sun Oct 15, 08:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 21 of his 31 pass attempts for 186 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Brees was quiet for fantasy and not very sharp in the second half as his team was nursing a huge lead. He didn't get much help from Michael Thomas, who was shut down by Darius Slay. The Saints do get the depleted Packers secondary next week, keeping Brees well within the QB1 ranks.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has so-so performance    Sun Oct 1, 12:52 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 29-for-41 for 268 passing yards in Week 4's victory over the Miami Dolphins, with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Footballguys view: Brees isn't a big downfield passing threat in this version of the Saints offense, but he is still a steady high floor QB1 heading into his bye. The Saints defense is also settling down and giving him fewer high-scoring game scripts.

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  Dolphins | Byron Maxwell benched    Sun Oct 1, 08:41 AM

Miami Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell is inactive for Week 4 after being benched. The Dolphins will start rookie CB Cordrea Tankersley, who was inactive the first two games, because veteran CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is not 100 percent.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has veteran's rest day    Wed Sep 27, 10:38 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees didn't participate fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 27, which he said has become his normal routine for a veteran's rest day.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal, Brees just getting some rest in jolly ole England. The Saints play the Dolphins on Sunday in London, and they're already there to get acclimated to the time change, surroundings, etc. It's Brees on the road, which isn't as good as Brees in the Superdome but we have him as a QB1 for fantasy owners in Week 4.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses three TDs in win    Sun Sep 24, 04:39 PM

New Orleans QB Drew Brees completed 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 220 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 win at Carolina.

Footballguys view: Brees had one of his best outdoor road performances of his Saints career. He targeted Michael Thomas often early, found Ted Ginn deep and played a nearly flawless game against a Panthers defense that hadn't given up a touchdown this year. He'll get the Dolphins on the road next week.

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  Saints | Drew Brees throws for 356 yards    Sun Sep 17, 09:57 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 27 of his 45 pass attempts for 356 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 against the Patriots.

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  Saints | Drew Brees churns out nice Week 1 effort    Mon Sep 11, 11:06 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees had a solid season debut Monday, Sept. 11, against the Minnesota Vikings, completing 27-of-37 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown.

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  Saints | Drew Brees not worried about offense    Sat Sep 9, 11:46 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees expects the offense to keep 'chugging along' this year despite some changes to the receiving corps.

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  Saints | Drew Brees sits out    Sun Aug 20, 11:26 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was held out of the preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Aug. 20. QB Chase Daniel started and completed seven of his 12 pass attempts for 80 yards.

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  Saints | Drew Brees chasing completions record    Mon Jul 3, 05:19 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is 465 completions away from breaking former NFL QB Brett Favre's all-time completions record of 6,300. Brees is capable of breaking the record in 2017 as he has completed more than 465 passes in one season on two different occasions (2011 and 2016).

Footballguys view: Brees has the unfortunate luck to play in one of the golden ages of quarterbacks in NFL history or his accomplishments wouldn't be overshadowed. He wasn't a first-round pick and Brees also came back from a serious shoulder injury to lead New Orleans to their first title. He might not be a hall of famer, but that is only because of the era he played in.

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  Saints | Drew Brees wants to wait on contract talks    Sat Apr 1, 05:20 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he wants to wait until after the 2017 season before talking about a new contract with the Saints because he wants to focus on the season. 'I'm just so focused on this year, just being in the moment, not thinking about anything beyond this and taking every other year as it comes. But, also, we're building something here. We are building something. I feel like we have a window of opportunity,' Brees said.

Footballguys view: Recent reports indicate Brees wants to play until he's 45 years old. At 38 this season, Brees has the potential to hit 5,000 yards again as a passer. His production is not a question, but his price tag can be quite large and problematic.

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  Saints | Drew Brees hoping to play until he's 45    Fri Mar 31, 12:56 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees 'feels like' he'll be able to play until he's 45 years old, although he acknowledges he will need to take it one year at a time.

Footballguys view: Brees is following Tom Brady here. Both veteran QBs keep themselves in great shape and that could help both play well into their 40s. Even though Brees wants to play until he's 45, the Saints are a team we expect to select a rookie QB at some point in the 2017 NFL draft. They need to groom a young passer as an heir apparent behind Brees.

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  Saints | Drew Brees not retiring anytime soon    Wed Mar 29, 10:12 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees plans on playing two to four more years, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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  Saints | Drew Brees has a few seasons left    Thu Feb 2, 10:43 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said Thursday, Feb. 2, that he has a few seasons left in him.

Footballguys view: Brees is under contract for two more years after he signed a deal in September. His play hasn't shown signs of falling off even though he is 38, but we saw the cliff come up fast on Peyton Manning recently. Brees doesn't have the neck issue that shortened Manning's career, but he has had shoulder issues in the past.

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  Saints | Drew Brees had problems vs. TB    Fri Jan 27, 08:05 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 48-for-75 for 556 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.

Footballguys view: In the two games after each Buccaneers contest, Brees had over 700 yards passing with six touchdowns and only one interception combined. The Bucs secondary gave him a bit of trouble in 2016, but few other teams did.

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  Saints | Drew Brees contract not an issue    Wed Jan 25, 12:50 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' contract is not an issue, according to Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. Brees is entering the final year of his contract after signing a one-year extension leading up to the 2016 NFL season. Loomis praised Brees' high level of play and said he hasn't yet thought about why approaching Brees' contract this year will be different than last year.

Footballguys view: Brees has a $19 million cap number in 2017, and there's a whopping $37 million left in dead money. The Saints have a lot of improvements to make, and they currently have around $29.5 million in cap space for 2017. That's plenty of money for them to be active in the free agent market.

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  Saints | Drew Brees throws for 350 yards    Mon Jan 2, 01:29 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 29 of his 50 pass attempts for 350 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Saints | Drew Brees keeping streak alive    Tue Dec 27, 08:32 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will average at least 300 passing yards per game for the sixth straight season. If he can throw for at least 142 yards in Week 17 then he will tally his fifth season of 5,000 passing yards to boot.

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  Saints | Drew Brees avoids turnovers    Sun Dec 25, 02:33 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 299 yards and one touchdown, and he also avoided turnovers, in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, Dec. 24.

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  Saints | Drew Brees tosses four TDs    Mon Dec 19, 12:57 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees completed 37 of his 48 pass attempts for 389 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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