Brees: 'Doesn't get any bigger than this'

November, 23, 2009
11/23/09
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees was interviewed by ESPN’s Chris Berman during halftime of the "Monday Night Football" broadcast. Next Monday’s game against the Patriots was a central part of the discussion.

"It doesn’t get any bigger or better than this," Brees said.

Brees was asked what he learned from watching the Patriots go through their undefeated regular season in 2007.

"The main thing from watching them two years ago and feeling it now is that you get everybody’s best game -- no matter who you’re playing, what their record is. You have somewhat of a bull's-eye on your chest, everybody is gunning for you," he said. "You know each week, it doesn't get any easier. It only gets harder."

Brees was asked what it will take to match the Patriots and come out on top. Brees answered that it will take the Saints' best game.

"We know what type of team they are, what type of team they’ve been for the last decade," he said. "They're a dynasty. Obviously, that's one of the organizations that we try to emulate. That's who we are trying to be, that contender year in and year out. Obviously, these opportunities to play a team like the Patriots, you just have to take advantage of them."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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