“Two touchdowns, two good drives — that’s what Sean wanted to see. That’s what we wanted.” DREW BREES, Saints quarterback
INDIANAPOLIS — When quarterback Drew Brees capped a second 80-yard drive with touchdown pass No. 2 on Saturday, the Saints decided they’d seen all they needed and gave him the rest of the night off.
It mattered not in the slightest that Brees strained his left oblique Aug. 1, then missed full team drills as well as two exhibition victories for New Orleans over the next 16 days.
From the instant Brees walked up to the line of scrimmage for his first live-game snap of 2014 in a 23-17 win at Lucas Oil Field against the Indianapolis Colts to the moment he was subbed out three series later, he looked primed as he’ll ever be to pass for 5,000-plus yards a third regular season in a row.
Brees required less than a quarter to brandish several of the weapons that have allowed him to pass for the most yards (10,339) and throw for the second-most touchdowns (82) in the league since 2012.