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Drew Brees named top NFC offensive player

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees Wednesday was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after two touchdown passes in Sunday's 31-24 victory over Arizona.

NFL: New Orleans 31, Arizona 24

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Drew Brees completed 26 of 30 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, propelling the New Orleans Saints to a 31-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL: New Orleans 34, Atlanta 14

ATLANTA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Drew Brees dissected Atlanta for 328 yards and three touchdowns Monday, sending the Falcons to their fourth straight setback, a 34-14 decision to New Orleans.

NFL: Tampa Bay 27, New Orleans 23

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Luke McCown completed 29-of-37 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers beat New Orleans 27-23 Sunday.

NFL: New Orleans 31, Carolina 6

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Drew Brees passed for three touchdowns and ran for another Sunday, fueling New Orleans' 31-6 win over the Carolina Panthers, who have lost five straight.

NFL: Houston 23, New Orleans 10

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Matt Schaub returned from a concussion to complete 21-of-33 passes for 293 yards and two TDs Sunday afternoon, as the Houston Texans beat New Orleans, 23-10.

NFL: St. Louis 37, New Orleans 29

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Marc Bulger completed 27-of-33 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns Sunday afternoon to lead the St. Louis Rams past New Orleans, 37-29.

NFL: New Orleans 41, Jacksonville 24

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Drew Brees went 35-of-49 passing for 445 yards and three touchdowns Sunday afternoon, as the New Orleans Saints hammered Jacksonville, 41-24.

Vrable among the top weekly NFL players

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- New England Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel Wednesday was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

NFL: New Orleans 31, San Francisco 10

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes Sunday afternoon, three of them to Marques Colston, as the New Orleans Saints beat San Francisco, 31-10.

NFL: New Orleans 22, Atlanta 16

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees tossed a pair of touchdowns Sunday as the Saints overtook the Atlanta Falcons 22-16.

NFL: New Orleans 28, Seattle 17

SEATTLE, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Drew Brees completed 25-of-36 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns Sunday night, as the New Orleans Saints beat Seattle, 28-17.

NFL: Carolina 16, New Orleans 13

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers triumphed over the New Orleans Saints, 16-13, Sunday when John Kasay converted a 52-yard field goal in the closing seconds.

NFL: Tennessee 31, New Orleans 14

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Keith Bulluck intercepted Drew Brees three times and Vince Young tossed two TDs as the Tennessee Titans powered to a 31-14 win over winless New Orleans Monday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 31, New Orleans 14

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Quarterback Jeff Garcia threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns as Tampa Bay downed New Orleans 31-14 Sunday in a divisional match.
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Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees, top, and backups Chase Daniel, left bottom, and Mark Brunell ride a float in a parade through downtown New Orleans February 9, 2010, to celebrate the Saints' Super Bowl victory. Many of the city's Carnival organizations loaned the victory parade one of its signature floats. UPI/A.J. Sisco
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Drew Christopher Brees (pronounced /ˈbriːs/; born January 15, 1979) is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. He was also selected by voters to appear on the cover of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 11. Sports Illustrated named him as its 2010 Sportsman of the Year.

Brees was selected as Texas High School 5A Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996 and led the Westlake High School football team to 16-0 record and state championship. As a high school football player, Brees completed 314 of 490 passes (64.1 percent) for 5,461 yards with 50 touchdowns including, in his senior season, 211 of 333 passes (63.4 percent) for 3,528 yards with 31 touchdowns. Westlake went 28-0-1 when Brees started for two seasons and beat Abilene Cooper High School 55-15 in the 1996 title game.

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