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Drew Brees nominated for NFL's Clutch Performer of the Week

Drew Brees has been nominated for the NFL's Clutch Performer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Fans can vote for Brees here.

Brees' 400th career touchdown pass was the game-winner in a 26-20 overtime win for the Saints over the Dallas Cowboys. In his return from a shoulder injury, Brees connected with C.J. Spiller for an 80-yard touchdown pass on the second play of overtime for the win.

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 is also up for the FedEx Air Player of the Week. Vote for it here.

second gallery of photos from the New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

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