Nov 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) talks with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) after their game at Heinz Field. The Saints won 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
After questions began to surround the New Orleans Saints‘ All-Pro quarterback, Drew Brees did Drew Brees things, throwing for five touchdowns in a near-flawless performance on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
His execution was clutch, it was crucial and it kept the Black and Gold’s playoff hopes alive. Brees finished the day 19 of 27 for 257 yards and zero interceptions, adding the five scores. What was more promising than the amount of times he was able to find the end zone was his ability to keep the ball out of the defense’s hands.
The amount of turnovers he’s been responsible for this year has been quite disturbing for Saints fans everywhere, but Drew was able to bounce back and redeem himself in the Steel City.
Brees proved his critics wrong Sunday afternoon and looks to continue his hot streak for the remainder of the regular season. With the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers left for the final homestretch, New Orleans’ golden boy has an excellent opportunity to expose some vulnerable, and genuinely bad defenses.
The Saints (5-7) are sitting at second place in the atrocious NFC South behind Atlanta (5-7). However, the Dirty Birds are heading to Lambeau Field this week for a Monday night matchup with the Green Bay Packers, which will likely result in a loss for QB Matt Ryan and his struggling squad.
New Orleans will have a favorable matchup at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with the Panthers, giving Brees and company a fair shake to get ahead in the division. It’s time for the Saints to take advantage and capitalize — a 9-7 record is not out of the question.