Saints Report: Saints lose second straight game
Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is used to making history, but not the kind of history he was making on Sunday in what could have been a Super Bowl preview against the Chiefs.
In his first action back following a four-game absence with 11 broken ribs and a punctured lung, Brees hardly looked like himself especially early on.
Having never previously started a game with more than four straight incompletions, Brees started 0-6 with a pick and four straight three-and-outs.
Albeit playing at less than one hundred percent, Brees finished 15-34, just his eighth time finishing less than 50 percent passing and his first since 2013.
Brees would go on to throw three touchdown passes in a three-point loss, now the second straight for the Saints. Brees said, “The first four drives were not what we wanted, obviously – four three-and-outs. Didn’t really find our rhythm until the second quarter and the fourth quarter. I’d say if you kind of broke this down, second quarter, fourth quarter. Came out of the game okay. It was great to be back out there. Great to be back out there with the team, just competing again. Obviously, it’s been tough over the last four weeks. But great to be back out there.”
The Saints are still holding the second spot in the NFC, but would need to win out and for the Packers to lose their last two in order to claim the number one seed and the only first round bye.