Thankfully, the Atlanta Falcons may never face Drew Brees again
The Atlanta Falcons may never face Drew Brees again.
It is presumed that 2020 will be Drew Brees last year in the NFL and that is the case, the Atlanta Falcons are glad to see him go without having to say goodbye.
There is no doubt that Brees is among the all-time great quarterbacks in NFL history and like Matt Ryan, he will be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee, thankfully, the Atlanta Falcons will more than likely not have to face him ever again.
If you have not heard, Drew Brees is out this week with at least five broken ribs and a collapsed lung from hits he took against both the Buccaneers in Week 9 and the 49ers in Week 10. The initial thought is that he will go on injured reserve, which will force him to sit at least three games.
If he has to miss three games, that means he will miss both games versus Atlanta and a game with the Broncos sandwiched in between.
Drew Brees has killed the Atlanta Falcons since arriving in New Orleans.
Drew Brees has faced Atlanta 29 times during his career, and 28 of them have been since he arrived in New Orleans back in 2006. His overall record against the Atlanta Falcons is 19-10, though he is 19-9 as the Saints quarterback.
Of his 79,391 passing yards, roughly 11 percent of them have come against the Atlanta Falcons, for context he has played roughly 10 percent of his games against Atlanta, so he hasn’t carved them up like one would think.
However, New Orleans has won 68 percent of the games against Atlanta with Drew Brees as the starting quarterback. Between 2006 and 2013, the Saints went 13-3 against the Falcons and have gone 6-6 in their last 12 meetings.
There is no doubt that New Orleans has the better team in 2020, but with Jameis Winston at the helm, you have to like the Atlanta Falcons chances a little bit more than we did a couple weeks ago.
Brees will play at some point again in 2020, however, the NFL great has more than likely played his last game against the Atlanta Falcons.