New Orleans Saints: 2 duds, 1 stud in crushing loss to Vikings
The biggest narrative surrounding Drew Brees in this soul-crushing wild card loss when the Saints were eight-point favorites, is the fact that Brees had not one, but two turnovers. That is the first time this year that the Saints have had two turnovers in one game.
They both came from Brees. One was a fumble because of a blindside tackle, which was not all his fault, but the turnover is still counted to him. The second was an interception on a deep ball late in the fourth quarter that arguably won the Vikings the game.
The New Orleans Saints were up by four with three timeouts and the ball just over the two-minute warning. Drew Brees on third down, launched a deep bomb into double coverage that ended up being intercepted by the Vikings leading to a touchdown to take the lead back.
Luckily Brees got another shot and ended with a game-tying field goal to go into overtime where he never got the ball. However, that does not defeat the fact that a future Hall of Fame quarterback needed to make a better decision with the game on the line.