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#9 QB

Drew Brees

Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
209 lbs
Age:
35
Born:
Jan 15, 1979
Birth Place:
Austin,
Experience:
14 years
College:
Purdue
Rtg Com Yds TD Int
2013 Regular Season
91.7 178 1,916 11 7

Brees had at least 340 yards for the third straight game Sunday but New Orleans fell 24-23 in Detroit.

Brees went 28 for 45 for 342 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Despite racking up the yardage, the Saints quarterback has a lackluster 6-to-5 TD-to-INT ratio in the last three games. Brees does have two TDs in five consecutive games and at least one in 26 straight. He owns the NFL's longest streak at 54 games and has thrown at least one in 80 of the last 81.

Brees completed 35 of 57 passes for 371 yards with two touchdowns and three picks in Sunday's overtime win against Tampa Bay.

Brees has thrown two TD passes in each of the last four games. He's averaging 314.8 passing yards per game to rank fourth in the NFL.

Brees has eclipsed 40,000 yards passing for the New Orleans Saints, becoming the fastest in NFL history to hit that mark with a single team.

The mark Brees surpassed was held by Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who reached 40,000 yards in his 153rd game with the Miami Dolphins. Brees entered Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with 39,936 yards passing as a Saint, and 52,284 yards passing for his career, which includes five seasons with San Diego.

Brees was 32 of 44 for a season-high 340 yards with two TDs and one interception in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

The Saints continue to struggle, but Brees shouldn't shoulder much of the blame. He owns a 99.5 quarterback rating through four games and is completing 71.4 percent of his passes.

Brees threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-9 win over Minnesota.

Brees has been good, but hardly spectacular, through the first three games with 863 yards and five touchdowns. He figures to pick it up sooner than later.

Brees moved into fourth place on the NFL's career yardage list Sunday, surpassing Hall of Famer John Elway, but the Saints fell to 0-2 with a 26-24 loss in Cleveland.

Brees entered Sunday's game needing 62 yards to go past Elway, who finished with 51,475 yards. Brees overtook the Denver Broncos legend with a 6-yard pass to tight end Jimmy Graham with 1:56 left in the second quarter. He had two touchdowns to Graham in the defeat and went 27 of 40 for 237 yards, giving him 51,651 for his career.

Brees fully participated in practice Sunday for the first time since straining his left oblique muscle two weeks ago.

Brees hasn't missed a start due to injury since coming to New Orleans in 2006 and says he plans on playing against Indianapolis on Saturday night in the Saints' third preseason game.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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