Saints vs Chargers: Drew Brees’ fighting spirit is keeping him in the game

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Author: Jon Kuzma

Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers did everything they could to steal one away from the New Orleans Saints. But Drew Brees wouldn’t allow that happen. Despite trailing 20-3 at one point in this matchup. Brees was able to rally New Orleans to a 30-27 victory in overtime. For Brees it was the same thing we’ve seen from him throughout his career. Sure his arm doesn’t have as much throw power anymore. Which is why the Saints struggled to put up points in the first half. However Brees still has a competitive fire that can bail him out of certain situations. It’s his ability to hone his focus and process information at a faster rate than most other quarterbacks. It’s also Brees’ accuracy and how he’s able to recognize a blitz and get the ball out of his hands quickly. Those are the things that helped the Saints battle back in this football game. And then Brees did have one deep touchdown pass to Jared Cook. So while his arm is starting to lose some velocity. Brees can still hit some shots deep from time-to-time. But there’s no doubt his underneath stuff is the staple of his game. When you combine that with his burning desire to win. Those tools can still be effective in this league and we saw that against the Chargers.

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