Drew Brees has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Brees led the Saints to a 26-20 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Since joining Saints in 2006, Brees has won 19 Player of Week Awards, most in NFL during span and a franchise record.
Drew Brees (21) is one of three players in NFL history to win 20 Player of Week Awards (Peyton Manning 27, Tom Brady 24).
The Saints QB completed 33-of-41 for 359 yards, two touchdowns and a 119.4 passer rating. It was Brees' 46th career game of at least 350 passing yards - the most in NFL history - with Brees owning a 28-18 record over those games.
The victory saw Brees become only the third player in NFL history to complete 5,000 passes in a career (Brett Favre 6,300 and Peyton Manning 6,025), while his game winning 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime to running back C.J. Spiller was the 400th touchdown pass of his career.
Brees joins Manning, Farve, Dan Marino and Tom Brady with 400 or more touchdown passes, and accomplishing the feat in 205 games makes him the fast player to reach the milestone in NFL History surpassing Payton Manning (209).
second gallery of photos from the New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)