Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/12
The Saints were both efficient and balanced on offense in this game. 28 passes, 28 rushes. They passed for 229 at 8.2 yards per pass (thanks to 75% completions) and rushed for 153 yards at 5.5 yards a pop. The last few weeks they've gotten away from Brees throwing for 400+ yards in the interest of balance, and it's made them more explosive. This was another all around impressive showing. Make the jump for the grades.   Saints vs Raiders boxscore Drew Brees: A (2.97) I can use one word to describe Brees: surgical. Despite taking more hits than usual, some of which were pretty fierce, the ball was almost always out on time and accurately. He finished 20-27 for 219 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He completed 74% of his passes and was incredibly efficient. The only throw he might want back was the deep ball to Cadet on the opening drive which was slightly underthrown. The intentional grounding penalty costs him the A+, but that's really just nitpicking - he was awesome.
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