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Despite Loss, Drew Brees Puts Up Season-Best Performance

Despite sporting his best performance of the 2014 season, quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints suffered their third consecutive home loss on Monday night. This is an unfortunate feat the team hasn’t managed since 2007 by the way.

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In Monday Night Football’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, Brees passed for an amazing 420 yards, which was only the 11th time in his NFL career he has surpassed the 400 yard passing mark as well as three touchdowns. Had Brees remained perfect, though, perhaps the Saints would have found themselves in the winner’s circle in Week 12. One unfortunate interception that turned into a pick six cost the Saints dearly in a devastating 34-27 loss to the Ravens.

The Saints, who haven’t won since Week 9 in a road game against Carolina, have been completely challenged these past three weeks at home where normally the team thrives. Back in Week 10, New Orleans hosted the San Francisco 49ers where they lost by just three points, 27-24. Week 11 saw the Cincinnati Bengals, who were coming off of a huge loss of their own, traveling to New Orleans where they completely obliterated the Saints 27-10.

The Saints shamefully boast a 4-7 record which sadly ties them with the Atlanta Falcons for the division lead. Perhaps a road game in Pittsburgh will be present an opportunity to get the Saints, who have truly been struggling both offensively and defensively, out of their losing funk.

While Brees should be relishing in his personal achievement for the 400-plus passing game performance, he more appropriately is feeling quite defeated as he and the team attempt to regroup and travel up to the frigid temperatures of Pittsburgh to take on their next opponents.

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