Brees completed 22 of 25 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns and added three yards and a touchdown on two carries during Sunday's 51-14 win over Cincinnati. After picking the Bengals apart for much of the afternoon, Brees got in on the action himself in the final minutes of the third quarter, leaping over the pile for a one-yard touchdown run. It was his third of the season, already tying a career high for rushing touchdowns in a season. In the passing game, there was concern as to how New Orleans' offense could keep pace without much depth at receiver, considering free-agent acquisition Dez Bryant's (Achilles) season ended about as quickly as it started. The Saints and Brees look like they'll continue marching along just fine with a bonafide WR1 in Michael Thomas and the talented pass-catching duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram in the backfield. The two combined for seven catches for 104 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. Brees takes on a struggling Philly pass defense in Week 11 with an other-worldly 21:1 TD:INT ratio on the season and multiple touchdowns and no interceptions in seven of nine games.
Brees completed 25 of 36 pass attempts for 346 yards and four touchdowns during Sunday's 45-35 win over the Rams. He also carried four times for 16 yards. Brees completed 69 percent of his passes and connected with seven different receivers while averaging a healthy 9.6 yards per attempt. He threw short TD passes to Alvin Kamara, Tre'Quan Smith and Ben Watson in the first half before delivering a 72-yard score to Michael Thomas late in the game. Though Brees threw his first interception of the season last week, this outburst gives him an 18:1 TD:INT through eight games. He's also on pace for nearly 4,500 yards yet again and will look to continue his outstanding campaign next Sunday against the Bengals.
Brees completed 18 of 23 passes for 120 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Vikings. Brees was gifted with excellent field position on multiple change of possessions, resulting in season-low passing yardage, despite walking away with a victory. The ageless signal caller completed 78 percent of his passes, which shockingly was only his fifth-best mark through seven games this year. Brees should be far more active Sunday against the Rams, who have a high-octane offense and a secondary that can be exposed at times.
Brees connected on 22 of his 30 pass attempts for 212 yards and two touchdowns (the 500th and 501st of his career) during Sunday's 24-23 win over Baltimore. He added three yards on four carries. Brees was stymied for much of Sunday afternoon but threaded a 5-yard slant pass to Michael Thomas for a game-winning touchdown with five minutes remaining in the game, part of New Orleans' 17-point fourth quarter. The fact that Sunday can be viewed as a so-so game for Brees is a testament to his continued dominance. The veteran passer has completed at least 70 percent of his passes in five of six games this season and boasts an absurd 13:0 TD:INT. He continues to be among the most reliable passers in fantasy, particularly with matchup next Sunday against a Minnesota defense ranked 27th in the league in opponent passer rating at 103.1. Minnesota might be lucky to hold Brees to its season average, as a 103.1 rating would be Brees' second-worst game of the season.
Brees completed 26 of 29 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 43-19 win over the Redskins. Brees' performance saw him become the NFL's career leader in passing yards. In spectacular fashion, Brees broke the record on a 62-yard touchdown to rookie Tre'Quan Smith, who would finish the night with two scores. After not throwing a touchdown Week 4, Brees rebounded in a big way Monday, sending the Saints into their bye week on a high note.
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