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Brees Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

    <span>New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was named as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played the eighth week of the 2008 season (October 26-27), the NFL announced today.   

The veteran quarterback threw for 339 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions on 30-of-41 passing (73.2 percent) for a 121.9 passer rating as the Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers in front a crowd of 83,226 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Brees, who leads the NFL in attempts, completions and yards, completed passes to eight different receivers, including touchdowns to wide receivers Devery Henderson (12 yards) and Lance Moore (30) and tight end Mark Campbell (one) in defeating his former club. This marks Brees' sixth game of 2008 with more than 300 yards passing and his fifth with a passer rating over 100.

In his eighth season from Purdue, this is Brees' eighth career Player of the Week Award and second this season (Week 6). Brees' six Player of the Week Awards as a Saint moves him past linebacker Rickey Jackson for the most total awards in franchise history.

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