Found November 11, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Facing Drew Brees is never easy for the Atlanta Falcons. New Orleans' record-setting quarterback is 8-2 in the NFC South rivalry and has put up some staggering numbers: 3,010 yards passing, a 68.1 completion percentage and 20 touchdowns. Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn't believe the Falcons can stop Brees, so their focus will be to slow him down. Sunday's home matchup could be one of Atlanta's toughest against Brees now that new running back Darren Sproles complements an already talented group of receivers. The Saints rank at or near the top of nearly every NFL offensive category, including a league-high 44 possessions in the red zone and an overall scoring average that ranks second. Falcons defensive end John Abraham believes his team can't afford to be fundamentally weak.

Falcons must pressure Brees to beat Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- To paraphrase the clich, when the Falcons host New Orleans on Sunday with first place in the NFC South on the line, they know they cannot stop Saints quarterback Drew Brees, but they will have to find a way to contain him -- and hit him and harass him. In the Falcons' first meeting with Brees last season, he completed 78.9 percent of his passes for 365...

Protecting the ball key to New Orleans Saints success

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (Image courtesy of Icon SMI)The New Orleans Saints (6-3) will face the Atlanta Falcons (5-3) at home this Sunday afternoon in a game that could have huge implications in the heated NFC South race. … [visit site to read more]Protecting the ball key to New Orleans Saints success - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News...

5 keys to win the battle for first-place in the NFC South

  DeCoud puts a big hit on Drew Brees that led to a touchdown back in 2008. The Falcons will need more of this on Sunday. FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (5-3) face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (6-3) with first-place on the line at 1 p.m. Sunday at Georgia Dome. Here are the five keys to the game: 1. Get New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees on the ground. The Falcons’ defensive...

A Look At Week 10 In The NFL

Last Week: 9-5 Overall: 85-46 New Orleans @ Atlanta The Saints bounced back from a surprising loss to the Rams, and came through with a badly needed victory over Tampa Bay to give themselves a little breathing room in the division. Drew Brees threw two touchdowns and the Saint running game picked up over 180 [...]

Sean Payton can’t envision Brees not with the Saints in 2012

On Friday night’s edition of NBC SportsTalk on VERSUS, Saints coach Sean Payton joined the show via satellite for an interview. He said there’s no update as to the contract talks between the team and quarterback Drew Brees.  Signed in 2006, Brees’ six-year deal expires after the current season.  Though the parties were talking earlier…

NFL Week 10 Primer

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes over the middle against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of their NFL football game in New Orleans, Louisiana September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL) Saints @ Falcons, 1:00PM ET What a game this should be. The Saints are averaging over 30 points per contest this season but...

Saints Need 2nd Win in Back-to-Back Critical Division Games

The up and down season continues for the New Orleans Saints, with a 27-16 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. The win was only the second in the last four games, improving their record to five and three, maintaining a small lead  in the NFC South division. The good news was the Saints rushed for almost 200 yards, their best rushing game in several years. They maintained...

NFL Week 10 Preview: The Jets' Defense Will Follow Path Set By Steelers And Giants To Beat The Patriots

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-3) at NEW YORK JETS (5-3) Sunday, 8:20 P.M. ET, NBC, Sirius (NE 92, NYJ 93), Westwood One Radio Why Watch To witness the changing of the guard. Payton Manning is out. His return is not certain. The top three quarterbacks of the old guard -- Drew Brees, Philip Rivers and Tom Brady -- have thrown double-digit interceptions. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers (24...

Colts go (or don't) as Painter goes

In a quarterback-driven NFL, the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars lack the required direction. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has a 129.1 passer rating through eight games and, along with New Orleans' Drew Brees and New England's Tom Brady, is on pace to eclipse Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yards.
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