Nov 29, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks on from the sidelines following an interception by the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE
The 23-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was a hard blow to the New Orleans Saints especially to their playoff hopes. For quarterback Drew Brees it was a nightmare that didn’t seem to have an end.
Last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers Brees had what could be characterized as the worst some had seen of his career. Unfortunately for him last night was much worse.
The coveted consecutive touchdown streak that Brees had is no more since the only touchdown the Saints had was a one yard run by running back Mark Ingram. He almost had one to wide receiver Lance Moore but the sure touchdown was uncharacteristically bobbled in the endzone by Moore and dropped.
Another thing that undid Brees was his decision making and desire to force a play when there was none. This would lead to a career high five interceptions for the usually calm, collected, and accurate quarterback.
Speaking of which, Brees appeared rattled and nervous even early in the game and for someone who is big on body language could be seen on the sidelines frustrated and glaring off into space.
He would end up completing 28 of 50 passes for 341 yards with a dismal passer rating of 37.6. Of course at one point after throwing his second interception Brees passer rating had dipped to 19.4.
It won’t get easier for Brees as he will face the New York Giants next Sunday in another road game that will feature a defense known for rushing the passer well and having a secondary that will capitalize on the mistakes that have been glaring from the future Hall of Famer.