Brees active for Sunday Night Football

The Chiefs are way better than they looked down 31-7 at Green Bay on Monday night, but back-to-back road games, with a short week no less, is a tough draw. “You’ve just got to be physical”.


Brandon Weeden, worryingly, has lost all nine of his National Football League starts for Dallas while Luke McCown has won only two of 10 as New Orleans’ stand-in. Last year, using the same stats, Brees averaged 18.13 fantasy points per game.

On the other side, Brandon Weeden and the Cowboys were rolling along against the Falcons last week until halftime.

I jest, but this is actually fairly close to what is going on right now with the New Orleans Saints.

Facing the possibility of an 0-4 start that would put their NFL Playoffs hopes, the New Orleans Saints will heavily rely on quarterback Drew Brees and his injured shoulder for theirSunday Night Football” contest against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Cowboys sacked Matt Ryan once last week, as Sean Lee picked up his first career sack on the Falcons’ third play of the game. In a season where the defense was expected to be much improved over a unit that played over its skill level past year, the dismantling they suffered at the clutches of Atlanta’s Julio Jones, who exploded for 164 yards on 12 catches with two touchdowns. The good news is that key players are returning.

Check back for the final official injury report of the week. The 31-year old quarterback completed an impressive 22 of his 26 passes for 232 yards and one boneheaded interception in the defeat.

The Cowboys’ run defense also pulled a no-show in this game as Atlanta’s backup running back Devonta Freeman carried the ball 31 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Because past year the Dolphins pummeled the Raiders 38-14 in London, sparking them to four wins in five games.

Last week, Carolina’s Cam Newton had great success attacking Browner, who is a good play when in the right defensive scheme defensively.

Witten, no longer the vertical threat Olsen presents, is an expert at getting free for the kind of throws over the middle that keep the chains moving.

The Cowboys running game will take off. The man tasked to take the place of Tony Romo two weeks ago has yet to win a game since dawning the Star on his helmet in 2014. It will be interesting to see how this transaction will pan out for the Saints as it is a defense-for-offense transaction.


As proficient as the Saints are on offense, the Cowboys have been even better.

Brees active for Sunday Night Football