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Brees solid at Arrowhead and all season

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://blog.chargers.com/2005/12/brees_solid_at_arrowhead_and_a.html" target="_blank">Chargers Insider</a>

    By Joel Price

    <img src="http://bolttalk.com/images/brees14.jpg" class="left" alt="Drew Brees" />Drew Brees will make his fourth-career start at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. Last season, he became the first Chargers quarterback to win in Kansas City since Stan Humphries in 1996...

    Brees has played well in one of the NFL's noisiest stadiums in his first three starts, completing 72 of 110 (.655) for 822 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 98.4. In last year's win over the Chiefs, he passed for a career-high 378 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while completing nearly 76 percent of his pass attempts (28 of 37).

    Brees closes in on 25-td season

    Brees is just two touchdown passes shy of 25 for the season. It would mark his second-consecutive season with 25 touchdown passes. Dan Fouts, who threw 30 in 1980 and 31 in 1981, is the only other quarterback in team history with at least 25 touchdown passes in back to back seasons. Fouts did it in his eighth and ninth seasons in the league, while Brees is just now completing his fifth NFL season.

    Brees sets new career high

    Last week against Indianapolis, Brees passed for 255 yards, raising his season total to a career-high 3,347 yards. It marked his third-career 3,000-yard season.

    Brees is on pace to end the year with more than 3,800 yards. If he does so, he would become only the second quarterback in team history to pass for more than 3,500 yards, joining Dan Fouts, who did it five times during his Hall of Fame career.

    Brees in 300-yard games

    Brees has thrown for more than 300 yards in a game twice this season and seven times in his career during the regular season. The Chargers are 2-0 this year and 5-2 overall in games when he surpasses the 300-yard marker.

    More TDs than INTs = More Wins

    Seven times this season, Brees has thrown more touchdowns than interceptions in a game and the Chargers are 6-1. Last season it happened nine times in the regular season and the Bolts were 8-1 in those nine games. For his career, Brees has had 26 games in which he has thrown more touchdowns than interceptions and the Bolts are 19-7 in those games, a winning percentage of .731.

    Brees among league passing leaders

    Brees is the NFL's fourth-most accurate passer with a completion percentage of .656 (297 of 453). The team record for a single season is .657, set by Mark Hermann. Last year, Brees set the second-highest completion percentage mark in team history (.655), completing 262 of 400 pass attempts.

    Drew is the NFL's seventh-leading passer with a quarterback rating of 91.6.

    Cool Brees second in NFL on third down

    In college, Brees was known as "Cool Brees" for his demeanor in pressure situations. He is the league's third-leading passer on third down, completing 77 of 119 for 890 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions for a third-down rating of 99.8.

    Brees gets an ESPN game ball

    Brees earned his first ESPN NFL Prime-Time Game Ball from co-host Tom Jackson after the Chargers 26-17 upset of the previously-unbeaten Indianapolis Colts last Sunday at the RCA Dome. Brees' numbers weren't staggering, but he ushered a come-from-behind victory by leading the Bolts to 10 points in the fourth quarter. He may have saved the Chargers season and turned in the biggest play of his career when he scrambled to his left and completed a 54-yard pass to Keenan McCardell midway through the fourth quarter while facing a third-down-and-nine from his own nine yard line. That pass set up a 49-yard field goal by Nate Kaeding field goal four plays later that gave the Bolts a 19-17 lead en route to the win.

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