But that time is not now. Brees has a shot at another Super Bowl, and it’s a very good one. The Saints are playing to earn one of the two top seeds in the NFC, but taking one won’t be easy. The quest continues in Week 16 when New Orleans faces the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have their own playoff aspirations and aren’t to be taken lightly, but Brees has them outclassed by a mile. The Saints should cruise to another win and get one step closer to a first-round bye because of their star signal-caller.
1. Brees throws for over 300 yards
To their credit, the Titans have been a solid defense all year long. They only allow 19 points per game, good for eighth best in the NFL. However, their pass defense gives up 258 yards per game, which ranks 25th in the league.
Tennessee’s bend-don’t-break defense has been pretty bad against the aerial attack. To make matters worse, they’re dealing with a bevy of injuries. Cornerback Malcolm Butler has been placed on injured reserve, and Adoree’ Jackson is questionable for the game. All of this adds up to another easy day for Brees.
2. Brees scores a rushing touchdown
I’ve already mentioned the Tennessee defense and how strong they are in the red zone. No one has an easy time scoring on them, so the Saints may have to go back to their tried and true method: Brees jumping over the goal line for a touchdown. But the Titans haven’t allowed a rushing score to a quarterback all year long, making this one especially unlikely.
3. Brees throws two interceptions
Drew Brees hasn’t thrown two interceptions in a single game all year long. He’s been as steady as ever and rarely turns the ball over. But the Titans defense is opportunistic and could cause problems for the future Hall of Famer. They rank eighth in the league in turnovers caused per game, and Brees hasn’t been impervious to tossing picks.
Add in that four starting offensive linemen are questionable for the contest, and there’s potential for a messy affair. Brees has been afforded the luxury of time in the pocket more than most, and playing without it for the first time in a while could prove to be a challenge.