Drew Brees flexes on his fellow SNF colleagues

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Don’t bet against Drew Brees loving the New Orleans Saints. Brees was the only member of NBC’s Sunday Night Football crew who picked the Saints to win against Tampa Bay, and, well, the rest is history.

Against all odds, the Saints won on Sunday. And franchise legend Drew Brees never doubted NOLA for a second.

Or if he did, he certainly didn’t show it. Prior to the game, Brees, who now serves as an analyst for NBC, was asked to pick his winner for Week 15’s matchup. All seven other panelist members picked Tampa Bay (as did 79 percent of America, per NBC’s stats), but Brees couldn’t betray his former team.

With a little bit of luck and a lot of grittiness, the Saints rewarded him for his faith.

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The first time, as many recall, was Brees’ dominant performance against the Bucs in 2020, when he threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-3 blowout victory.

The Saints certainly have been Tampa Bay’s Kryptonite over the past years, but Sunday’s matchup showed Brady’s Bucs at their weakest.

Without Chris Godwin and Mike Evans for most of the game, Brady failed to gain any offensive momentum for all four quarters.

This was the third time Brady has been shut out in his career and the first time a Brady-quarterbacked team has been shut out since 2006.

Throughout his career, Tom Brady has gone 255 consecutive starts without being shut out, the 2nd-longest streak by a quarterback all-time.

Coincidentally, Drew Brees takes first in that contest, as he went his entire career without being shut out in a start (304).

Saints-Bucs games have made for extremely entertaining television in the last two years, and this one was no exception.

While the Saints are quite behind in the NFC South division title race, they can take pride in beating Brady’s Bucs for the fourth straight time in the regular season.

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Playoffs are a different story, but you can bet Brees will still be rooting for his team down the road.