"Both [Brees and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater] got a lot of work this week", said Payton, who was asked if he saw good things from Brees regarding his comfort level throwing the football. "I'll tell Sean if I'm ready - and he'll believe me". It had a few fans scratching their heads as the team entered the second quarter losing.
"I know the thought would be, 'Why don't you just wait until after the bye week (to return)?,' " Brees said after this win.
The veteran quarterback hasn't played since September 15, when he was forced out of the game in the first quarter of a 27-9 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles after his right hand hit Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald's hand at the end of an incomplete pass. He returned to practice this week with the expectation of playing, and the emphasis will be on him getting the ball out quickly and trusting an offensive line that has proved to be among the best in the NFL.
The Jets doubted the severity of the injury and team physicians cleared Osemele, who has not played since Week 3. "He's got the strength and all of those things necessary when it's on your throwing hand - and your thumb is nearly 50 percent of that". As for the fans, they were thrilled to have Brees back, as they showered him with cheers before Sunday's game at the Superdome.
Remarkably, the Cardinals have been able to string off three straight wins despite Kirk being in street clothes.
"I did not do my job on that play, " Murray said.
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Our analysts and experts break down the most important angles of this game. "So our approach will be just that". Dr. Steven Shin performed surgery on the thumb the following week in Los Angeles, and the expectation was that Brees would miss about six weeks. The Saints menaced Jaguars rookie QB Gardner Minshew two weeks ago.
And Brees has been staying engaged in games from the sideline.
"Bad decision", Brees said.
The 40-year-old was 13-for-16 for 123 yards after the Saints' first touchdown, an 8-yard run by Latavius Murray. During the five games Brees, missed entirely, the Saints passed for more than 273 yards once, when three players combined to pass for 345 yards against Tampa Bay.
The Cardinals are hot and I like them to keep the final score within 10 points. Brees, in the second half, shredded the Cardinals, throwing for 373 yards in his return.