FantasySP / NFL / Drew Brees https://www.fantasysp.com/nfl_player_news/Drew_Brees/ FantasySP / NFL / Drew Brees Copyright 2018 5336298 <![CDATA[5 questions with Eagles Wire ahead of Week 7 matchup]]>
Here’s five questions he answered ahead of this week’s matchup.

Eagles Wire: Wentz is definitely a bonafide MVP candidate and would probably be mentioned with Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes if the Eagles’ record was better. Wentz has played at an MVP level despite their offensive inefficiency, completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 1,192 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception with a 104.7 passer rating. Remember, Wentz returned to the Eagles three weeks ago after nine months of rehab from ACL and LCL surgery. Take last week as an example. With the season on the line, Wentz finished 26-of-36 for 278 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions and a 122.2 passer rating against the Giants]]>
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<![CDATA[Taysom Hill could become the best utility player of all time]]> Drew Brees is bound for the Hall of Fame. Backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is in place to become the heir apparent. So where does that leave reserve quarterback Taysom Hill? Well, if Saints head coach Sean Payton gets his way, Hill may just become the best gadget/utility/do-it-all player in NFL history. Check this film study from Derrik Klassen of Optimum Scouting, with some key excerpts quoted below:

Hill is the Saints’ secret weapon in the red zone and in short-yardage situations. While Hill does get random snaps between the 20s like any other gadget player, Hill’s real value is inside scoring range or when the Saints need to finesse a couple of yards for a first down. Hill typically replaces Drew Brees at quarterback to pose as a run threat while Brees splits out wide]]>
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<![CDATA[Flashback Friday: Chargers' last trip to London vs. Saints in 2008]]>
In their first trip overseas, the Chargers faced the New Orleans Saints in a battle that ultimately ended up being a 37-32 loss. The game saw a near sellout crowd of 83,226 fans, which featured many people wearing NFL jerseys of their favorite teams.

Ex-teammates Philip Rivers and Drew Brees went back and forth. Rivers came up big, completing 25 of 40 attempts for 341 yards and three touchdowns, while Brees went 30 for 41 for 339 yards and three touchdown passes]]>
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<![CDATA[Interview with the enemy: 5 questions with Ravens Wire]]>
It’s a little of everything you mentioned, to take the immediate cop-out answer. But Baltimore’s pass rush has really been a little hit-and-miss, though the hits have been big bulk sack numbers. The pass rush has been a little manufactured though with unique blitzes coming from a whole bunch of different spots from a bunch of different players. But when you look at the real reason for the overall success, it has been because the secondary is locking things down and buying them time. The other point to that is when a blitz comes from the secondary or they show a different look, it confuses quarterbacks and gets them to sometimes walk right into a hit. That’ll be far harder for them to do this week against such a savvy veteran like Drew Brees, but they’ve likely been cooking up something special for him]]>
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<![CDATA[5 bold predictions for Saints vs. Ravens]]>
1) Drew Brees doesn’t throw a touchdown, but Taysom Hill does

This isn’t a knock on Brees, people. But it would be peak comedy for Brees to have his 500th touchdown pass sniped by his understudy’s backup. Hill has gotten more and more snaps on option plays, usually keeping them. That’s being done by design to set false tendencies for later on down the road. Look for him to not only keep the ball on an option in the Ravens’ red zone, but read the defense and toss a touchdown to some wide-open receiver. Brees will have to wait another week to pass that milestone]]>
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<![CDATA[Brees and Saints vs Suggs and Ravens: 'A good, fun game']]> Terrell Suggs still gets a kick out of playing football. Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens' top-ranked defense take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints ...]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5334528/brees-and-saints-vs-suggs-and-ravens-a-good-fun-game 5334528 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:00:02 EDT Washington Times https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5334528/brees-and-saints-vs-suggs-and-ravens-a-good-fun-game <![CDATA[The Ringer: Brees is one of the NFL's 8 best players]]> Drew Brees is one of the best football players alive, but it’s always nice to see him get some due recognition. Just check the case put forth by Robert Mays of the Ringer:

You’d think that the 39-year-old Brees would have to slow down eventually, but don’t bet on this being the season he falls off the cliff. Brees is playing as well as he ever has right now, and that’s saying something. Through five games, he’s completed 77.9 percent of his passes while averaging 8.7 yards per attempt—both would be career highs over a full season. Think about that for a second]]>
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<![CDATA[Ravens vs. Saints Week 7 odds: Ravens early favorites]]>
Being at home helps give the Ravens the edge, according to OddsShark. Baltimore comes in at 2.5-point favorites over New Orleans.

This game will pit the Ravens’ top-ranked defense against the Saints’ highly ranked offense. It will be a big test for both teams, who have arguably had a fairly easy schedule up until now. Both Baltimore and New Orleans have playoff aspirations but this will be what separates the wheat from the chaff. Either the Ravens’ defense will come through and slow down quarterback Drew Brees’ record-setting pace or the eventual Hall of Fame passer will march forward without much of speedbump]]>
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<![CDATA[5 questions with the enemy: New Orleans Saints, Week 7]]> Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton, the rest of the franchise has changed, making for a completely different matchup this time around.

I sat down with SaintsWire managing editor John Sigler to figure out what New Orleans has going for them and how Baltimore might be able to exploit some things to pull out a win]]>
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<![CDATA[Saints kick off NFL's toughest remaining schedule with Drew Brees' nemesis]]> Drew Brees has never beaten the Ravens, a grudge match is on tap between New Orleans' skilled offense and Baltimore's stacked defense.]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5334086/saints-kick-off-nfls-toughest-remaining-schedule-with-drew-brees-nemesis 5334086 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 8:27:01 EDT espnnflblog https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5334086/saints-kick-off-nfls-toughest-remaining-schedule-with-drew-brees-nemesis <![CDATA[If Saints beat Ravens on Sunday, Drew Brees will have wins over all 32 teams]]> Drew Brees has the opportunity to do something extraordinary on Sunday: Earn a victory over his 32nd NFL team. If the Saints beat the Ravens on Sunday, Brees will have been the starting quarterback when his team earned a victory over every NFL team. Only Brett Favre and Peyton Manning have accomplished that [more]]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5334055/if-saints-beat-ravens-on-sunday-drew-brees-will-have-wins-over-all-32-teams 5334055 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 5:54:01 EDT profootballtalk.com https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5334055/if-saints-beat-ravens-on-sunday-drew-brees-will-have-wins-over-all-32-teams <![CDATA[#BreesForMVP is working: No. 9 is Vegas' new favorite]]> Drew Brees has overtaken his peers to become the favorite in Most Valuable Player voting, per Bovada. The shift in odds was first reported by Larry Holder of the Athletic:

Drew Brees is now the favorite to win the NFL MVP award, via Bovada pic.twitter.com/6PTd9Raq6O

— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) October 17, 2018

Hopefully this will stick. The also-rans up there behind Brees are in a three-way tie between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff and Todd Gurley. Kansas City Chiefs passer Patrick Mahomes was the popular front-runner early in the season, but a two-interception game against the Patriots on Sunday Night Football last week knocked his odds]]>
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<![CDATA[4 reasons why Ravens will beat Saints in Week 7]]>
Looking at these two teams, there are a few reasons why the Ravens will beat the Saints in Week 7.

With future Hall of Famer Drew Brees at quarterback, the Saints have the best offense in the NFL, scoring an average of 36 points a game. But the same thing can’t be said about their 26th-ranked defense, which is allowing an average of 28 points a game]]>
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<![CDATA[Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Saints unanimous top 4 team after bye]]>
3. Saints (3): Drew Brees can reach two more milestones this Sunday — TD pass No. 500 and beating the only team he’s never vanquished … the Ravens]]>
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<![CDATA[Drew Brees' next historic hurdle: Beating Ravens for first time]]> Drew Brees is 0-4 against the Ravens, the only team he has never beaten, and it's because Baltimore's defense has picked him off eight times for 3 TDs.]]> https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5332142/drew-brees-next-historic-hurdle-beating-ravens-for-first-time 5332142 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 8:15:01 EDT espnnflblog https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Drew_Brees/5332142/drew-brees-next-historic-hurdle-beating-ravens-for-first-time