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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Drew Brees by the numbers

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- It really doesn’t matter if you put Drew Brees in the shotgun formation or under center.

The New Orleans quarterback is going to hurt you either way. With lots of help from ESPN Stats & Information let’s look at what Brees did in Monday night’s 49-24 victory against the New York Giants.

Under center, Brees completed 13 of 19 passes. He averaged 9.9 yards per attempt and one touchdown per every 9.5 attempts. If Brees averaged those numbers over the course of a season, he’d lead the NFL in both categories.

It was pretty much the same story out of the shotgun formation. Brees completed 11 of 19 attempts. He averaged 9.2 yards per attempt and a touchdown on every 9.5 attempts. Both of those averages also would lead the NFL this season.