In two games this season following a bye week, Week 6 against the New York Giants and the Divisional Round against the Arizona Cardinals, Drew Brees and the passing attack have been nothing short of dominant. Against the New York Giants, Brees was 23 for 30 (76.7 completion percentage) with 369 yards and 4 touchdowns. Thanks to securing home field advantage, the Saints were able to have another bye week. They faced the Arizona Cardinals and Brees dazzled once again, going 23 for 32 (71.9 completion percentage) with 247 yards and 3 touchdowns. Most startling has been the passer ratings for these games. Against the Giants, Brees just missed a perfect passer rating by posting a 156.8 rating against the Giants, who were at the time the most effective defense in the league. Brees had a 125.4 passer rating against the Cardinals. Combining the numbers from those two games only proves how effective the passing game was after the bye week. He had a 74.2 completion percentage with 616 yards, 7 touchdowns, no interceptions and a 142.9 passer rating in the games following the bye weeks. That's nothing short of extraordinary and Drew Brees has that benefit once again.
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