Maybe the fourth time is the charm for Drew Brees against the Ravens?
Heading into Monday's primetime matchup against Brees' Saints, the Ravens are still the only team he hasn't beaten during his remarkable 14-year NFL career. At 35, and given that he normally only sees the Ravens every 3-4 seasons, Monday may be his final opportunity to beat the Ravens, thus completing his sweep of the NFL's 32 franchises.
If Brees does emerge victorious, he'll join quarterback legends, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to beat every team in the NFL.
Much like talking about no-hitters for pitchers in baseball, Brees didn't seem like he wanted to speak about his previous history against the Ravens when speaking with the media earlier this week. When asked if he was aware the Ravens were the only team he hasn't beaten in his career, Brees replied:
"Yes, I am aware," he said. "I played them in '03, '06 and '10."
"Thanks for reminding me"
In 2003, Brees was with the San Diego Chargers. He didn't pass for a touchdown during the 24-10 defeat. He completed 28 of 45 pass attempts, three of which were intercepted by the Ravens.
In 2006, Brees threw for three touchdowns, but was also intercepted three times as well in the 35-22 loss to the Ravens. Brees completed 24 of 45 pass attempts for 383 yards in the losing effort.
In 2010, Brees also threw for three touchdowns, but still was on the losing side of a 30-24 ballgame. He completed 29 of 46 pass attempts for 267 yards and was intercepted once.
So, what do you think will happen on Monday? Will Brees join Favre and Manning or will it be more of the same for one of the best quarterbacks in league history?
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