3 Saints that balled out in the team’s season-defining win over Tampa Bay

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 25: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 25, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 25: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 25, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Drew Brees

The commander of the offense, Brees had 222 yards and four touchdowns.

He didn’t have an interception. He did manage to lose the ball once on a fumble which happened when he stepped into a throw and lost control. Brees far outperformed Brady. The six-time champion had three interceptions and zero touchdowns.

Brees used Michael Thomas as a safety net more than once as he racked up five receptions and 51 yards in his first game since Week 1.

While Brees did have one of his best games of the season, it was still obvious that this team is elite because of the weapons around Brees and how they put them to use. But, at the end of the day, it’s still Brees captaining the ship.

He engineered four touchdown drives in the first half, two in each quarter. A future first-ballot Hall of Famer, Brees was sacked once for zero yards while also managing to escape a few and throw a few away.

He played smart and efficient as the leader of the clearly-superior offense.

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