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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Heavy rain, heavy Brees not a good combination

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- You can't really question the Saints sticking with the pass in a game where heavy rain started late in the first quarter.

After all, they haven't had much of a running game all season. But it's pretty obvious the weather did have a major impact on quarterback Drew Brees. Just look at his quarter-by-quarter passer rating:

Brees passing by quarter
QuarterComp.
Att.Yards

Yards per att.

YACTDsINTsRating
1st810666.6370094.2
2nd
6
1489
6.4
361
088.1
3rd*
5
9
70
7.8
1101
41.2
4th
6
14715.1391
2
43.2
Total
25
47
2966.31232
3
60.2
*Also had one interception nullified by a defensive penalty unrelated to the play.