Drew Brees comes to pass when New Orleans Saints need him

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The worst discipline the National Football League has handed down to a team for not following the protocol was to the Seattle Seahawks for holding out Russell Wilson for just one play, before any medical officials could examine him, during a Week 10 contest in Arizona.

"We all are professional athletes, no matter where you get picked. He is still Drew Brees".

"We had a young defense that was still learning", Jordan said. "And to see them the last time was more of a blessing, to be able to go out and send them home". But ultimately the Panthers lost three times this season to their division rivals.

Then a pair of missed opportunities began to doom the Panthers, First, it was a dropped pass in the end zone by Kaelin Clay (after Clay had converted a tough 3rd and 11) that brought up fourth down.

The first part of the plan worked incredibly well.

As he has done ever since first donning the Saints' black-and-gold uniform in 2006, Brees threw for more than 4,000 yards this season, marking the 12 consecutive season he has reached that plateau.

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And in the meat of Sunday's game, Brees was, well, Brees-like.

Brees followed the Ginn TD by completing 7 of 7 passes for 77 yards and a 9-yard TD pass to tight end Josh Hill on the next drive. Anderson came in for one third down play and was almost intercepted.

It was the second-longest postseason touchdown pass of Brees' career. "I think it broke the season for us offensively, and, obviously, got the crowd rolling".

The Vikings are a scary foe that features the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense and an offense that will make the Saints pay if they are as sloppy in pass coverage as they were Sunday against Carolina. New Orleans didn't look like a playoff-caliber team in the loss to open the season at Minnesota and started 0-2 before winning eight straight games. He also took a huge hit from Saints' defensive tackle David Onyemata, which forced him off the field before he collapsed to his knees on the sideline. The league and players' union conducted probes a year ago after Newton took a hard hit to the head late in the season opener at Denver but did not come out of the game. "(There were) a lot of loaded fronts, defensively. "I know he still has to do his exit physicals". "The ball was spread around quite a bit and guys were making plays when they had the chances".

C Defensive line: The Panthers' front four failed to get sustained pressure on Drew Brees, sacking him only once (by Kawann Short) and getting only three other hits on him (one was by linebacker Luke Kuechly). New Orleans struggled to cover Olsen and versatile running back Christian McCaffrey, who six catches for 101 yards, including a 56-yard score. "We didn't come here just to get a shot. If he sends me his address, I can send him some sauce". "You stilll have to have a level of patience to take advantage of them when they do come around". The Falcons closed as an average of plus-210 on the money line around Vegas after I saw them as high as plus-260 at the South Point on Thursday. Really all the receivers did a great job today.

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