New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees Back To Normal, Running Game Rolling

December 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a 2-0 start, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees hit an abnormally mediocre stretch in 2010—a stretch in which they were 2-3 with losses to the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns.
Some blamed injuries to Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, among others. Many blamed the Super Bowl hangover.
Others blamed Brees.
In the three losses, Brees threw eight interceptions, including four at home against the Browns, his first four-interception performance since Week 3 of 2007. He threw three picks in a 10-point loss to the Cardinals and two in an overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
In the two wins in that stretch, he threw only one interception.
After that stretch, the Saints sat at 4-3 and third in the NFC South behind the Falcons and the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And with a tough matchup ahead of them against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they were in danger of sliding to .500 and even further out of the NFC South race.
Then, Brees retu...

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