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Brees in NFL Network's Top-10 Players of 2011

Saints QB will be presented by Coach Payton and Jonathan Vilma.

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QB Drew Brees will be featured in the top 10 of the NFL Network's "The Top 100: Players of 2011" this Sunday.

The show will begin at 6 pm CT with a one-hour preview of the top 10, followed by the unveiling of the rankings and reactions to the top 100.

Brees will be presented by Head Coach Sean Payton and LB Jonathan Vilma on the show.

Brees is the fifth and final Saint in the rankings as OL Jahri Evans (No. 34), Vilma (No. 37), WR Marques Colston (No. 53) and OL Carl Nicks (No. 55) also made the list.

Brees was selected by teammates as one of five season-long captains in 2011 He started all 16 regular season games and NFC Wild Card playoff contest. He completed 448-of-658 (68.1%) for 4,620 yards with 33 touchdown passes and a 90.8 passer rating. He was the first Saint to be selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls since WR Joe Horn (2000-02).

Since joining New Orleans in 2006, Brees has passed for 22,918 yards, the most passing yards by a quarterback over any five-year span in NFL history. He has had 37 300-yard passing games during his New Orleans tenure, also the most by a player over any five-year period in league annals.

Additional video content on the "Top 100 Players" series can be found at www.NFL.com/Top100.

Brees' Career Stats:

YEAR COMP ATT YDs AVG TDs INTs RATE
2010 - NO 448 658 4,620 7.0 33 22 90.9
2009 - NO 363 514 4,388 8.5 34 11 109.6
2008 - NO 413 635 5,069 8.0 34 17 96.2
2007 - NO 440 652 4,423 6.8 28 18 89.4
2006 - NO 356 554 4,418 8.0 26 11 96.2
2005 - SD 323 500 3,576 7.2 24 15 89.2
2004 - SD 262 400 3,159 7.9 27 7 104.8
2003 - SD 205 356 2,108 5.9 11 15 67.5
2002 - SD 320 526 3,284 6.2 17 16 76.9
2001 - SD 15 27 221 8.2 1 0 94.8
TOTAL 3,145 4,822 35,266 7.3 235 132 91.7

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