Brees and the Saints were stymied the entire game, with the star quarterback losing for the first time on Monday night after nine straight wins.
Though his only touchdown pass was in the first quarter, Brees was still vital to the Saints winning the game at the end. He led New Orleans on three fourth-quarter scoring drives, including the one that set up Garrett Hartley's 31 yard field goal as time expired.
Brees has topped 330 yards in three straight games, and he has 11 touchdowns to two interceptions during that stretch.
Brees has just seven interceptions aside 21 TDs, so his numbers are still strong.
Brees finished 26 of 34 for 332 yards, completing passes to 10 targets. He owns the NFL record with eight career games with five or more TD passes.
This was his lowest-passing game of the year.
It was his first game under 300 yards passing this year, and he'd had nine straight 300-yard games dating back to last year. Blame the Saints' lead, not Brees, as he completed a season-high 82.9 percent of his throws without an interception.
Brees' performance was his best of the season, and he's tossed 10 touchdown passes through the first four weeks.
Brees completed 29 of 46 passes for 342 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He's thrown for 1,021 yards while completing 63.8 percent of his passes in three games.
Brees completed just 26 of 46 passes and posted a lousy quarterback rating of 67.5. He appears to have a much better matchup in Week 3 against an Arizona Cardinals defense that's allowed 577 passing yards and four TDs in its first two games.