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The matchup with the Bears' woeful defense figured to be a juicy matchup for Brees, and he capitalized by turning in one of his best performances this season. He figures to be in for another big game at home next week against the Falcons, who are allowing an NFL-worst 292.5 passing yards per game.
Brees is on pace to finish with his lowest TD and yards total in four seasons.
Brees has regained his old form, throwing for eight touchdowns in the past two weeks. Expect the production to continue as long as New Orleans remains in the playoff hunt.
Brees had failed to surpass 300 yards in his previous three games.
It was a rather pedestrian performance for a QB who almost always comes through with a 300-yard effort at home for his fantasy owners. That said, this is two straight home games under that mark and three overall.
This was a decent performance for Brees, but he also threw an interception and lost a fumble. Five of his eight picks have come on the road.
Brees' 138.4 passer rating was his highest of the season. He is among the NFL's leaders with 2,227 passing yards this season.
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 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.
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.