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Brees Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Kickoff Weekend


New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has been named the winner of the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts on Sunday in the team's 45-27 kickoff weekend victory over the visiting Detroit Lions.

Brees completed 26-of-34 passes for 358 yards and six touchdowns on Sunday for a passer rating of 113.7. The six touchdowns tied former QB Billy Kilmer for the most-touchdowns passing in a single game and set a career-best mark for the nine-year veteran out of Purdue.

Brees, who was not sacked on Sunday, guided the team to its most-lopsided opening day win in team history. This is the eighth time since joining the Saints as a free agent in 2006 that Brees has won NFC Offensive Player of the Week Honors.

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