Brees named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

AP

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4 of the season.

Brees, who missed the Saints’ previous game with a shoulder injury, completed 33-of-41 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys, including the game winner in overtime that marked his 400th career touchdown pass.

Brees recorded a 119.4 passer rating for the game and posted his 46th career game of at least 350 passing yards, the most in NFL history. Brees also became the third player in NFL history to complete 5,000 passes for his career.

Since joining Saints in 2006, Brees has won 19 player of the week awards, the most in the NFL during that span. With 21 such awards in his career, he joins Peyton Manning (27) and Tom Brady (24) as the only players with 20 or more.

13 responses to “Brees named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

  1. he played agaainst a defense with half the starters out. Otherwise, Dallas would have made him look like Winston.

  2. Since joining Saints in 2006, Brees has won 19 player of the week awards, the most in the NFL during that span.
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    …and the media/AP would never vote Brees as MVP for some odd reason….even though he outplayed Manning in 2009/10 season. At least the Super Bowl MVP went to Brees that same year

  3. lollllll This is a joke right? The real NFC Player of the Week will be named soon. He threw for 2 TD’s in 4 1/2 quarters. I didn’t even realize he was in the game.

  4. Dude has led a topped ranked offense in 5 of the prior 9 seasons and a top 5 offense in all of the previous 9 seasons. He has missed only 1 game due to injury since his junior year in high school and that was 2 weeks ago. Not many, if any, QBs can stake a claim on those numbers…to Canton he goes!

  5. Garbage. Never knew this award was for a one week injury comeback player. It should of went to that Coleman running back in Atlanta.

  6. and the ppl at pft still wanna hate on us got us ranked 29th! Yea right, im not saying were gonna make the playoffs but were at least gonna come very close and spoil somebodys season haha!

  7. Wow, what a terrible choice. 279 yards and 1 TD (and 2 dropped INTs and one other INT that was caught but negated by a penalty that was legit but didn’t affect the play) in regulation, and then a bonus 80 yards and a TD because a rookie defender blew his coverage and the receiver then used his speed to outrun pursuit. Brees engineered very little against a defense riddled with injury and suspensions. Unimpressive.

  8. …and the media/AP would never vote Brees as MVP for some odd reason….even though he outplayed Manning in 2009/10 season. At least the Super Bowl MVP went to Brees that same year

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    I think you saw Manning’s value during the ’11/’12 season, when he was absent for the entire year (2-14).

    Brees may have had better numbers in ’09/’10, but Manning carried a Caldwell-coached team to 14-2 and a Super Bowl berth…Only to see his team get severely out-coached by Payton.

  9. Brees may have had better numbers in ’09/’10, but Manning carried a Caldwell-coached team to 14-2 and a Super Bowl berth…Only to see his team get severely out-coached by Payton.
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    …and Brees didn’t carry his team that year??? More so than Peyton as Peyton had Reggie Wayne to catch passes…Brees led the Saints to 13-3 record that would’ve been 14-2 had the Saints not locked down the Number 1 seed and sat Brees against the Panthers… The NFC was 10 x’s better than AFC that year

  10. …and Brees didn’t carry his team that year??? More so than Peyton as Peyton had Reggie Wayne to catch passes…Brees led the Saints to 13-3 record that would’ve been 14-2 had the Saints not locked down the Number 1 seed and sat Brees against the Panthers… The NFC was 10 x’s better than AFC that year
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    Solid arguments, but I think the Bountygate suspension of Payton showed that the coach was more valuable to that team’s success than Brees.

    And by the way, The Colts had a shot at 16-0 if Caldwell hadn’t pulled the plug after locking down their own #1 seed.

  11. The Colts had a shot at 16-0 if Caldwell hadn’t pulled the plug after locking down their own #1 seed.
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    The Colts didn’t even sit Manning as its well known that they were going for a perfect record.. There was no plug pulled for the Colts until after they lost their first game in Week 16. Brees deserved what would’ve been his lone MVP over Manning’s 4th that year but the media wouldn’t allow it

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