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Is Drew Brees really that bad in November/December on the road?

 
Is Drew Brees really that bad in November/December on the road?

It’s been a recurring theme of late that Saints quarterback Drew Brees struggles on the road, especially in environments that are cold in November and December.  This year on the road, not necessarily in “cold weather” situations,  Brees has completed 60 percent of his passes for an average of 307 yards, 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.  Those games came against: Tampa Bay, Chicago, New England and the New York Jets.

I went back to 2006 and looked at games in November and December that Brees played on the road in what would be deemed “cold environments”.  The results paint a different picture than what has been the narrative of Brees playing outdoors in the cold.

2006

Jan. 21 @ Chicago – 27/49 354 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

2007

Dec. 30 @Chicago – 36/60 320 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT

2008

Dec. 11 @Chicago – 24/43 232 2 TD/2 INT ***His worst game

2009

Dec. 6  @Washington – 35/49 419 yards, 2 TD, INT

2010

Dec. 5 @ Cincinnati  - 24/29, 313 yards, 2 TD, INT
Dec. 19 @ Baltimore – 29/46, 267 yards, 3 TD, INT
Jan. 8 @ Seattle – 39/60 404 yards, 2 TD

2011

Dec. 11 @ Tennessee – 36/47, 337 yards, 2 TD

2012

Dec. 19 @ NYG – 26/43, 354 yards,  1 TD, 2 INT

In those 9 games, Brees’ final numbers looked like this: 275/426 (64%), 3,000 yards (333.3 average) 19 TD’s and 10 INT’s. 

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