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Reunited, Sean Payton and Drew Brees are racking up wins, yards and hugs

Originally Published: November 13, 2013
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

BACK TO WORK after an uneventful bye week, Drew Brees sat down for a nice, quiet lunch with his linemen inside the Saints' courtyard-style cafeteria. Halfway through the meal, however, TV monitors flashed with highlights from New Orleans' Week 4 win over Miami. The 38-17 triumph over the then-undefeated Dolphins was an early-season benchmark for the Saints, who had spent the previous year mired in the Bountygate scandal. But as the clips rolled, Brees kept his gaze downward while ...

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