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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees & Entire Offense Play Mistake Free

Sure, you could say you may be bummed about the record that Drew didn’t set yesterday, but when you tie that record you set in the first place, a victory is far more important to Drew Brees & the Saints. Again, I stated in my Keys to the Game article that my X-Factor for the game was Drew Brees. How did he play yesterday? Well, how about 29/35, 288 yards, and 2 touchdowns? Brees was sacked twice, but he didn’t get picked off, or force anything.

Brees targeted 9 different receivers on the day, with Ben Watson, Kenny Stills, and Robert Meachem being the only ones to not come away with receptions. Stills should have caught his pass, and Meachem was interfered with that would have ended up in a sure touchdown. I’m sure everyone was happy that Jed Collins was released. Yeah, he’s our secret weapon. Collins had 3 carries for 11 yards, and 4 receptions for 17 yards on 5 targets. Again, just when you think you can beat the Saints by stopping one player, they unleash another.

This type of play from Brees is what the Saints need more of when it comes to these type of clutch games, and we’re thankful that Drew played the way he did. What’s even better? The Saints had zero turnovers yesterday. The Bears came in leading the NFL with forcing 14 turnovers (8 fumbles, 6 interceptions). The team also only had 2 penalties for 10 yards.

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