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Drew Brees

Drew Brees - #9 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 209 lbs.
Birthday 01/15/1979
Birthplace Austin, TX
College Purdue
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 2nd round, 1st pick by Chargers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
96.3 5177 43

Spagnuolo preaches patience with Saints' young corners

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
The Saints were thin at cornerback in their loss to the 49ers, and youngsters like Johnny Patrick are being relied on more and more.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons keep hanging on

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It will not quiet the skeptics, but the Falcons did ensure this would be their third consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday.

49ers harass Brees, defeat Saints

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the 49ers ended the Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Stage set for Falcons-Bucs battle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Panthers hit a new low, but the rest of the NFC South was victorious Sunday, including the Falcons and Bucs, who will meet next week.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Saints hand Falcons their first loss

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for 146 yards and two TDs to help the Saints hand the Falcons their first loss, 31-27, on Sunday.

Saints' situation with Payton mystifies

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
One team insider says the Saints’ still-unsettled contract situation for suspended head coach Sean Payton is best described as a mess.

Key matchup: Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Saints pass defense

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we take a look at the challenge awaiting the Saints' pass defense in Week 10.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Brees, Robinson spark Saints to victory

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 12:14 a.m. ET
Drew Brees threw two TD passes, one to TE Jimmy Graham, to lead the Saints to a 28-13 win over the reeling Eagles on Monday night.

Report: League voided Saints' contract with Payton

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The NFL voided the contract extension Saints head coach Sean Payton received in September 2011, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Saints RB Sproles (hand) out for Monday night

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Saints RB Darren Sproles needed surgery on a broken hand and will not play in Monday night’s game against the Eagles.

Saints using scalpel rather than sledgehammer on defense

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Saints are on pace to shatter the record for most yards allowed in a season, but Joe Vitt has shot down the idea of making dramatic changes.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 30, 2013
Brees says the Saints are ready to put the bounty scandal "to bed," be gracious Super Bowl hosts and look forward to next season. Brees has been an ambassador for New Orleans since he arrived in 2006, and is maintaining that role with a busy schedule this week as the Big Easy prepares to host its first Super Bowl in more than a decade on Sunday.||||||| The Saints entered 2012 believing they were contenders to be the first team to play a Super Bowl on its home field. Then came the NFL's bounty probe of the Saints and sanctions including the season-long suspension of coach Sean Payton, followed by a losing season. Brees says he's disappointed, but ready to help showcase his adopted home town's resurgence now.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Brees was 29 of 43 passing for 396 yards with four touchdowns and one interceptions in the Saints' loss to Carolina on Sunday.||||||| Brees passed for 5,177 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times. He also had 43 touchdowns, making him the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons. Brees is one of four quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 5,000.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.||||||| Brees surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs in consecutive seasons.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Brees completed 37 of 53 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' win over the Cowboys on Sunday.||||||| Brees has seven touchdowns with no interceptions in his last two games.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Brees was 26 of 39 for 307 yards and tied a season high with four touchdowns on Sunday against the Buccaneers.||||||| Brees has thrown for 300 yards in eight of New Orleans' 14 games this season.

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