Saints' Brees sees playoff clash with Brady's Bucs as fate
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after a touchdown by Alvin Kamara in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. “Other than that, there’s not a lot of bad about” the Saints, Brady said. I think the quarterback-receiver relationship is really important.”Still, no defense has had more success against Brady this season than the Saints. The Saints gained 2,265 yards rushing during the regular season and added another 123 yards in their playoff opener against Chicago's formidable front.
Brees throws 2 TDs, Lutz hits FG in OT, Saints beat Bears
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) recovers a fumble in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. The Bears’ Cairo Santos booted a 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force the extra period. But the three-time defending NFC South champions pulled out their fourth straight win when Lutz connected on their second possession of OT. Marshon Lattimore then intercepted Nick Foles, leading to a tiebreaking field goal by Lutz. After the Saints went three-and-out, Chicago tied it with 13 seconds left on Santos’ field goal into the wind.