METAIRIE Cheap Adrian Clayborn Jersey , La. (AP) Saints quarterback Drew Brees is averaging fewer yards per game passing than at any point in his 11-plus seasons with New Orleans.
Yet he sees no evidence of a drop-off in his effectiveness, or that of his receivers.
Overshadowed by dramatic improvements in the Saints’ running game and defense is the fact that the 38-year-old Brees has been as efficient as ever.Article continues below ...
He’s keeping defenses on their heels with a personal best completion percentage and drive-sustaining third down conversions when New Orleans has needed them during its seven-game winning streak.
”When we’re running the ball effectively and when we’re playing the type of defense we’re playing, it’s not necessary to throw the ball 35, 40 times a game,” Brees said. ”If we can throw the ball mid-20s and rush the ball 40-something times and win the way that we have, then, man, that’s great.
”I’m sure there’s going to be games where we’re going to need to throw it (much more) to win the game – and we’re ready to do that,” Brees added. ”We’ve done that many times before.”
The Saints have finished the regular season leading the NFL in yards passing six times since Brees arrived in New Orleans in 2006.
New Orleans has never finished a season worse than fourth in yards passing; that was the 2009 season Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , which ended with New Orleans’ only Super Bowl triumph.