Sun. May 16th, 2021


-Drew Brees completed 8-of-13 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown before leaving Sunday’s win over the 49ers with a rib issue that will require an MRI on Monday. It’s not clear whether Taysom Hill would start in the event of a Brees absence, or if Hill and Jameis Winston would rotate similarly to how Brees and Hill do already.

-After a five-week layoff from his MCL injury, Nick Chubb mostly appeared to be himself as he returned to the field against the Texans. Chubb and Kareem Hunt both saw 19 carries, with Hunt producing 104 yards and Chubb generating 126 yards and a touchdown. Chubb would have had another touchdown on his 59-yard carry but, with the entire defense far behind him, he instead went out of bounds so the Browns could kneel the clock out.

-It’s tough to tell whether Duke Johnson could have done better than 14 carries for 54 yards against the Browns on Sunday, especially with brutal winds grounding the Texans passing game and allowing Cleveland to sell out against the run. Each of Will Fuller (five catches for 38 yards on eight targets), Brandin Cooks (six catches for 39 yards on eight targets) and Randall Cobb (three catches for 41 yards on five targets) were mostly ineffective as Deshaun Watson struggled (20-of-30 for 163 yards and one touchdown).

Tom Brady didn’t really need any help against the Panthers, but on a day where he completed 28-of-39 attempts for 341 yards and three touchdowns,



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