Brees named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Brees named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
October 2, 2013, 2:00 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

After Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week last week following a 134-yard receiving performance and two touchdowns versus Arizona, quarterback Drew Brees was recognized with that same honor this week.

Brees, who has now won the award 15 times since joining the Saints in 2006, completed 30-of-39 passes Monday night against Miami and threw for a season-high 413 yards and four touchdowns without throwing an interception.

The seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback has thrown for 300+ yards in nine consecutive games, tying an NFL record.

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In all but one game this season, at least 100 of his passing yards have gone to Graham. Brees has additionally connected with his 6'7 tight end on six of his 10 touchdown passes, which formulates arguably the most dangerous red zone combination between a quarterback and tight end so far this season.

Meanwhile, despite the Bears' 23rd-ranked pass defense, Chicago has only allowed one 300+ yard passer in their first four games and have yet to allow a tight end to reach triple-digit receiving yards. And the Bears have also only given up one touchdown to tight ends.

Brees, Graham, and the Saints will look to put a dent in that statistic Sunday in Chicago, while the Bears plan to keep it the way it is.