Drew Brees vs. Tom Brady
This will be the ninth and probable final time the two future Hall of Famers will face off.
It may surprise you that in five of the eight games they have played, Brees has bested Brady. Of the three losses, one came in college when Brady led the Michigan Wolverines to a 38-12 win over Brees’ Purdue Boilermakers.
This game means more for Drew considering this is his final season according to those closest to him. No one is sure how long Brady will continue. For Brees, recent injuries, a TV contract, and the loaded team he has on both sides have this as a must-win scenario for him personally.
With everything going on that crazy in the world, this game is something special that should be a must-see. Two of the best players to ever play the game have one more chance to best each other and build on the legacy they’ve built.
For Drew, this season has to mean more. For him, his family, the city of New Orleans, everyone is behind the now 43-year old star quarterback that somehow landed in our laps 15 years ago. While the Saints have had a tragic ending to the past few seasons, something just feels different about this team that has everyone ready for both the best and worst.
Do not be fooled by the first two games. It will be much closer, and Brady will be in playoff-mode. He’s the most dominant playoff player of all time and he has more weapons now than he has ever had.
This will a game that is decided on the last drive. If the Saints fans had their choice, they would want Brees to have the ball last.
Win or lose, Brees will be a hero to the city of New Orleans for everything he’s done, and everything he’s been. It’s been a wild ride, but it doesn’t have to end here.