This showdown between elite quarterbacks is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of the 2013 season.
The Saints defense has yet to allow 20 points in a game, while Drew Brees is one of the hottest quarterbacks in the NFL. He’s currently second in the league in passing yards, behind only Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, he’s fourth in yards per attempt, completion percentage, touchdown passes and passer rating.
Tom Brady, on the other hand, is coming off one of the worst games of his career, as the Patriots failed to find the end zone a single time. This effectively ended his 52-game streak of having thrown at least one touchdown a game.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Burke, “Brady finished with a QB rating of 52.2, the lowest for him in a regular-season game since a 51.5 showing against the Jets in 2007.”
While Brees is having a typical year for himself, Brady is struggling like never before with a young and injured receiving corps.
Fortunately, the Patriots will host the Saints on Sunday as they look to redeem themselves from a miserable showing a week ago.
This will be a big game for two teams who have only a single loss between them.
Anytime you get to see two first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks go head-to-head, you have to appreciate it for what it is. There's no telling how many more times, if ever, we'll see these two face each other again.