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Saints Drew Brees has a chance to finish the season strong


Dec 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

With the New Orleans Saints about to bring their season to a close, they are trying to end it on a good note.  Quarterback Drew Brees will likewise try to do the same with his as well.

Aside from breaking Johnny Unitas’ consecutive touchdown record this season, Brees has had the year marred by poor decisions, poor throws, and on some occasions, just plain bad luck.

Brees currently has thrown 18 interceptions and has a current quarterback rating of 93.1.  The only other time recently that has seen him perform this poorly was in the 2010 season that was a major letdown following their Super Bowl victory.

During that season, Brees finished with only throwing for 4,620 yards and had a quarterback rating of 90.9.  He also threw 22 interceptions on pass attempts that mirrored the ones that he had this year.

With 36 touchdowns on the season, it’s Brees second highest of his career when he registered 46 in the 2011 season which was his best by far.  Knowing him, it will likely break the 40 mark in the end.

Speaking of breaking the mark, Brees has 4,335 passing yards on the season and will need to throw 665 yards(332.5 in each game) to hit 5,000 even. This would make the third highest of his career with him throwing for 5,476 yards in 2011 and 5,069 yards in 2008.