New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was questionable through most of last week with the bruised rotator cuff that had kept him out of the Saints’ loss to the Panthers the week before, but on Sunday night, he played and played well against the Cowboys.
Granted, Brees’ shoulder kept him limited to short throws for much of the game, but he still went 33-of-41 passing for 359 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard game-winner in overtime that was the 400th of his career.
Because we had watched every minute of that terrible game, we weren’t terribly shocked today when the NFL announced Brees as NFC Player of the Week for Week 4.
Brees has now won Player of the Week honors 19 times since the beginning of the 2006 season--his first in New Orleans--and 21 times total.
Only Peyton Manning (27) and Tom Brady (24) have earned the honor more than Brees.