Bills defense awakens often forgotten Brees

9:33 AM, Oct 28, 2013   |    comments
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NEW ORLEANS, L.A.- In 2013, Saints quarterback Drew Brees' passer rating is 30 points better at home than it is on the road. On Sunday against the Bills, we remembered why.

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Whether it was a 69-yard rainbow down the sideline or a pressure-escaping 42-yard laser, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer defused an aggressive Bills defense 35-17.

Buffalo entered the contest with a league-leading 12 interceptions and ranked fourth in the NFL in sacks.

Then, Brees honey-badgered the Bills.

He completed 26 of 34 passes for 332 yards and five touchdowns in front of the bourbon-crazy crowd. His passer rating was 146.1; Brees' highest QB rating since Week 15 of 2011.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have the choke-hold on "best quarterback of the 2000's. But, I have a submission to make it a six-handed choke-hold.

How soon we forget Brees not only has a Super Bowl ring, but he led the league in passing in 2011 and 2012. He's thrown for over 5,000 yards three times in his career and he's on pace to do it again in 2013.

Then, there's Superdome where Brees is truly super. This season, his 117.8 passer rating in the Superdome is 30 points better than it is on the road (87.1). In fact, his 332 passing yards against the Bills were the fewest he's had at home since Week 15 of last season.

He's 34 years old, but he has the leadership of Mr. Miyagi. He's 6-feet tall (on a good day), but he has an arm like Popeye. He's mortal, but he sure did not play like it on Sunday.

 


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