Former NFL quarterback Drew Brees is now working at NBC as an NFL analyst on Sunday Night Football. Brees retired after 20 years in the league, 15 of which were spent as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
On the pregame show Football Night in America, the panel made picks for the game on Sunday night. Everyone went with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers except for one Drew Christopher Brees.
He went with the Saints and it paid off in a big way.
The Saints pulled off a big win on the road in Week 15 of the 2021 season at Raymond James Stadium by shutting out the Buccaneers with a score of 9-0.
All of the points in this game came off the leg of Saints kicker Brett Maher in the first, second, and fourth quarters.
For the Saints, it was their seventh straight win versus the Buccaneers in the regular season. The Buccaneers were shut out in a game for the first time since 2012 versus the Saints in a Week 15 contest.
In that game, Brees went 26 of 39 for 307 yards passing with four touchdowns and an 11-yard run. The Saints put up 447 yards of offense that day while the defense forced five turnovers.
The former Saints quarterback led the league in passing yards in 2012 with 5,177 yards passing and 43 touchdown passes. He also tied with Tom Brady when he was with the New England Patriots in completion percentage at 63 percent.