Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/30/12
The opener for Week 13 didn't quite roll out as planned. We had great hopes for a shootout as the opening kickoff approached, and the Falcons' quick start on the ground pushed us to the edges of our seats. Fantasy owners riding Drew Brees toward a playoff berth rubbed their hands in delight and expected a wide-open game to ensue. Instead, they watched in horror as Brees was shut out of the end zone, thus ending the much-hyped 54-game streak with at least one touchdown pass. He was intercepted five times in 23-13 loss. Give Brees credit. He owned the loss in his post-game comments. Of course, it didn't go down quite so easily. Lance Moore dropped a touchdown pass, and Darren Sproles had another called back because of a penalty. Brees now leads the NFL with 16 interceptions. Lost in the commotion surrounding the end of Brees' streak was the fact that the New Orleans defense put forth a great effort against Matt Ryan. Ryan was limited to a season-low total of 165 passing yards with o...
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