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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been one of the best at his position for quite some time now. And we all know how well he performs at home.
But when the primetime lights go on, that success is taken to a whole new level.
A reminder that these are Drew Brees' regular season numbers at home in primetime since 2011 (17 games): 484/656 (73.78 CMP%), 5,717 yards, 56 TD, 6 INT, 8.71 YPA, 336.29 YPG.— Johnny Kinsley (@Brickwallblitz) February 15, 2019
Since 2011, Brees and the Saints have played 17 games at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Over that span, he has thrown for 5,717 yards at a 73.8 percent clip for completing passes, with 56 touchdowns and six interceptions. That's 336.3 yards and 3.3 touchdowns per game.
Earlier this season, on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins, Brees elevated these numbers even more by going 26-for-29 for 363 passing yards and three touchdowns. That night, he also became the NFL's all-time passing leader, breaking Peyton Manning's old record of 71,940 passing yards.
Nice of the Redskins to just not play defense on Drew Brees’ record breaking passpic.twitter.com/ZUdOer1jgg— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 9, 2018
Playing at Mercedes-Benz Superdome is a huge advantage for the Saints, but these numbers further describe how much this team plays off the home crowd. When Brees gets his gold jacket in Canton, he'll certainly be thanking the Saints faithful for their role in getting him inducted the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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