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Monday, November 28, 2011
Brees: Giants facing must-win game

By Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS – Before I start getting ready to make my way over to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, let’s hear a few words from New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

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In this radio interview with Bobby Hebert, Brees talks about how and why the Saints have exceled in November. They have won 10 straight November games.

“For us I think we always view that month of November as the middle part of the season and that is when I think the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders and we view ourselves as a contender and want to be that year in and year out,’’ Brees said. “I think we just put extra emphasis on that month really to kind of establishing our identity and creating momentum moving into the latter half of the season.”

The Saints can extend their November winning streak to 11 games when they host the New York Giants on Monday night. The Saints are coming off a bye and the Giants have struggled lately. But Brees said nothing will be easy because he expects the Giants to play like it’s a must-win game.

“Yeah, they are extremely dangerous,’’ Brees said. “Especially right now because so much of this league is not who you play it is when you play them. I just know our mentality. If we were in their situation and that would be very much a must-win. You want to play your best football. You are on the road Monday night in a hostile environment and all those things, so we are going to need to do our absolute best coming off a bye week to just show how well rested we are by coming out guns blazing and really execute well and just do all the little things cause games like this come down to who’s the most disciplined and who can take care of it when it comes to crunch time.”