|12/24/2014||Patriots , TQB NE||Saints , TQB NO|
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Saints QB Brees overcomes picks in Sunday victory
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) A brutal performance by Saints quarterback Drew Brees turned into an acceptable one in the fourth quarter Sunday as he marched his team downfield for two touchdowns in a defeat of Tampa Bay.
Brees actually had his team moving at times before the stretch drive, but threw three interceptions to kill momentum. All of them were picked off deep in Buccaneers territory, including the first, which was snagged in the end zone.
He finished 24 of 38 for 281 yards and a 36-yard scoring strike to Marques Colston with 1:57 remaining to give New Orleans the victory. Brees was 14 of 22 for 184 yards in the second half.
Saints' Drew Brees unable to overcome costly turnovers
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was credited with three costly turnovers in his team's 30-14 defeat to the Falcons in Week 16.
Brees was picked off by Desmond Trufant in the first quarter and by Robert McClain in the fourth. On the final play of the game, Osi Umenyiora recovered a fumble from Brees and took it 86 yards for a touchdown to eliminate New Orleans from playoff contention.
Brees threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the fourth quarter for his only score of the day. He finished 30 of 47 for 313 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, registering a 72.4 passer rating. He was sacked five times and finished with 8 rushing yards on two carries.
Bress will face Tampa Bay to end the season.
Drew Brees shows he's still no sure thing
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/8/14) The most discouraging part about Drew Brees' performance Week 14 against Carolina, when he threw for 235 yards with one touchdown and one interception, is that it came just when he seemed to have figured things out, throwing for three touchdowns or more in three of his previous four games, including five last week at Pittsburgh.
That's the quarterback Fantasy owners were expecting to get when they drafted Brees in the second round, not this one with only one touchdown pass in three of his last six games.
Even with this performance -- which, by the way, could have been much worse considering he had just 64 yards heading into the fourth quarter -- Brees is still the third-best quarterback in standard CBSSports.com leagues since his bye in Week 6, only 14 points behind leader Peyton Manning, but he's lost the consistency that made him so valuable in the past.
Of course, consistency isn't a given with any quarterback these days. Just ask Manning owners about that. Any complaints you may have about Brees and his performance this season are relative to where you drafted him. You would have been thrilled with him as a fourth- or fifth-rounder.
Was it a disappointing performance? Yes, but he's shown in recent weeks he can still carry your team at times. Now isn't the time to rethink your quarterback situation, especially with a favorable matchup ahead Week 15 at Chicago.
Saints QB Drew Brees held in check at home Week
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/16/14) Saints quarterback Drew Brees was held to only one touchdown pass in Sunday's 27-10 defeat to the Bengals in Week 11.
Brees fired a 9-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills in the fourth quarter after being held in check through the first three quarters. He compiled 255 yards through the air while completing 33 of 41 pass attempts. He added one touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 100.7 passer ratinf.
Brees has been held to one touchdown pass for the third time this season. He has 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions through 10 games. He'll look to bounce back Week 12 against the Ravens.
Saints' Drew Brees throws three touchdowns in Week 10 loss
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdowns in a Week 10 loss to the 49ers.
Brees completed 28 of 47 pass attempts for 292 yards, but also threw two interceptions.
Brees was almost the hero at the end of regulation when his Hail Marry pass was caught by tight end Jimmy Graham in the end zone. However, Graham was called for offensive pass interference, nullifying the winning score. Graham was on the receiving end on two of Brees' touchdowns, with wide receiver Brandin Cooks catching the other.
In overtime, Brees fumbled the ball after being sacked in Saints’ territory. The turnover led to the 49ers kicking the winning field goal.
The Saints will play at home against Cincinnati in Week 11.