New Orleans Saints: Three-and-out

Associated Press photo by RICH ADDICKSSaints quarterback Drew Brees paces on the sideline during the final seconds of their 23-13 loss at Atlanta on Nov. 29. Brees and the Saints face the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday. Show caption
Associated Press photo by RICH ADDICKSSaints quarterback Drew Brees paces on the sideline during the final seconds of their 23-13 loss at Atlanta on Nov. 29. Brees and the Saints face the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday.

What we learned

It’s not hard to figure out that the Saints aren’t going to win a lot of games — if any — when Drew Brees has a passer rating of 37.6. Even though he finished with 341 yards, they were offset by his career-high five interceptions.

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Brees has thrown seven picks in his last two games, which is two more than he had in the previous eight games
combined. He now has a total of 16 for the season — just six shy of the career-high 22 he threw in 2010.

Final thoughts

With their playoff hopes all but gone and in the middle of their toughest three-game stretch of the season, the Saints will have to regroup quickly and win their final four games to post a winning record for the fourth season in a row.