Sean Payton on Drew Brees: 'He's as courageous and as tough a player as I've ever been around'
In an Instagram post earlier this week, Drew Brees' wife revealed that the 42-year-old Saints QB was playing through a torn rotator cuff and a torn fascia in his foot.
NFL Divisional Round aftermath: Aaron Rodgers most talented QB ever? Chiefs in trouble?
Is Aaron Rodgers the most talented quarterback ever? Are the defending champion Chiefs in trouble? Could it get any better than this Championship Sunday lineup? Adam Schein tackles Divisional Round fallout in a game of fact or fiction.
Buccaneers defense holds Saints WR Michael Thomas to zero catches
Much of the discussion following the Saints' loss will be about Drew Brees' struggles. However, some of New Orleans' best players didn't step up to aid the 42-year-old QB.
Drew Brees' dismal performance ends Saints' season, begins wait on QB's decision on future
In what was potentially Drew Brees' final NFL game, Father Time arrived. Brees' Saints fell to the Buccaneers, 30-20, in the Divisional Round on Sunday in New Orleans, ending a season some envisioned would culminate with Brees and Co. in the Super Bowl three weeks short of that destination.
Bucs LB Devin White: Bruce Arians said we're 'gonna find a way to win the game'
Tampa Bay's road to the Super Bowl ran through New Orleans, home of a team that beat them twice in 2020. Thanks to big defensive plays, namely from linebacker Devin White, a third loss wasn't happening for these Buccaneers.
NFL Divisional Round: Six predictions you can trust
The Divisional Round is upon us! Heading into this weekend's enticing, four-game slate, Cynthia Frelund provides six predictions you can count on.
NFC Divisional Round playoff preview: Buccaneers at Saints
The Divisional Round concludes with an NFC South showdown between a pair of future Hall of Fame QBs looking to make another run at a ring, as Tom Brady and the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit Drew Brees and the No. 2 seed New Orleans Saints.
QB Index: Divisional Round QBs ranked by who you'd want for next three seasons
NFL.com editors rank the eight starting QBs remaining in the playoffs based on who they'd choose to build around for the next three seasons. Did 43-year-old Tom Brady make the top five?
Bills' Josh Allen, other resilient QBs continue to prove doubters wrong
Josh Allen and so many other quarterbacks in this season's playoffs have proven once again that mental toughness remains the most important trait for an NFL signal-caller. A chip on the shoulder doesn't hurt, either, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Drew Brees on facing Tom Brady: 'That's 85 years and a lot of football experience that's gonna be on the field'
Sunday night could be the last time Drew Brees and Tom Brady share the field. So, it's only fair the two have a little fun in between preparing for their highly-anticipated divisional round game.
2020 NFL Divisional Round: Best way to exploit each offense
This weekend's Divisional Round features six of the seven top-scoring offenses from the regular season, but David Carr reveals the best way for opposing defenses to exploit each of the remaining eight offensive units in the playoffs.
NFL playoffs: Which fan base most deserves to win a Super Bowl?
The Browns' and Bills' long-suffering devotees still have a chance to win it all. Marc Sessler ranks the playoff fan bases that most deserve a Super Bowl title.
NFL Divisional Round: Five things to watch in each game
Who's carrying a bigger burden in their upcoming clash: Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen? Gregg Rosenthal lists five things to watch in each Divisional Round game.
Drew Brees: Playoff matchup vs. Tom Brady was 'inevitable'
With the Saints and Buccaneers winning on Super Wild Card Weekend, quadragenarians Drew Brees and Tom Brady are set up for a third showdown, this time with a chance to reach the conference championship game.
New Orleans Saints poised for deep run with offensive firepower finally intact
The Saints finally got a glimpse of what they could be with the return of several key offensive playmakers in Sunday's wild-card win over the Bears. Jeffri Chadiha discusses New Orleans' potential for a deep run now that the team's finally whole.
Saints QB Drew Brees likely to retire after postseason run
With the Saints kicking off their postseason Sunday afternoon against the Bears, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning that Drew Brees is likely to retire after the season.
QB Index: Ranking most trustworthy passers in the NFL playoffs
NFL.com editors rank the 14 starting quarterbacks in the playoffs based on who they trust most. Is MVP front-runner Aaron Rodgers the most dependable passer in the 2020 postseason?
Grading the playoff coach-QB combos; a look at Justin Fields
Bucky Brooks grades each coach-QB combo in the 2020 NFL playoffs. Where do Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson rank? Plus, a look at QB prospect Justin Fields.
NFL playoff percentages: Who will reach Super Bowl LV? Hoist the Lombardi Trophy?
The NFL playoffs are upon us! Who's poised to reach Super Bowl LV? Who has the best chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy? After crunching the numbers, Cynthia Frelund provides odds for all 14 postseason teams.
Super Bowl LV: Ranking the five matchups I'd most like to see
Can you imagine Josh Allen's Bills facing off against Tom Brady's Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV? Marc Sessler ranks the five Super Sunday matchups he'd most like to see.
NFL Super Wild Card Weekend: One big question for each of the six games
Super Wild Card Weekend is set! So, what's on tap in the opening round of the NFL playoffs? Gregg Rosenthal explores one big question for each postseason showdown on the six-game slate.
QB Index, Week 17: Aaron Rodgers reclaims No. 1 ranking
Was Aaron Rodgers' Week 16 performance enough to oust Patrick Mahomes from No. 1? How far did Kyler Murray fall after struggling last Sunday? NFL.com editors evaluate the QB rankings heading into the final week of the 2020 NFL regular season.
NFL Hot or Not: Kamara's once-in-a-lifetime game; Haskins' WFT split
Marc Sessler digs into what's hot (like Alvin Kamara's epic Christmas) and what's not (like the end of Dwayne Haskins' Washington tenure) in the NFL.
Saints QB Drew Brees becomes first NFL player to pass for 80,000 yards
On Christmas Friday, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees became the first player in NFL history to pass for 80,000 yards.
Every Drew Brees touchdown pass | 2020 season
Watch every touchdown pass from New Orleans Saints' QB Drew Brees from the 2020 NFL season.
Kurt Warner: 'It sure did feel like' Drew Brees played his last game vs. Bucs
NFL Network's Kurt Warner says it sure did feel like New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees played his last game vs. Buccaneers.
L.T.: Brees sticking around on field postgame told me 'everything I need to know' about future
NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson believes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sticking around on field postgame told him "everything I need to know" about his future.
7 things that made Divisional Round awesome
From playoff records to gutsy play calls, here are 7 things that made the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs awesome.
Brady meets with Brees and family on the field postgame
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady meets with New Orleans Saints Drew Brees and family on the field postgame.
Next Gen Stats: How Bucs capitalized on takeaways to advance to NFC Championship Game
Here's how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned takeaways into points in their Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints in the 2020 NFL playoffs.
'GMFB' awards game balls for top performers of Divisional Round
The "Good Morning Football" crew awards game balls for top performers of the Divisional Round.
Brees on future: 'I'm going to give myself an opportunity to think about the season'
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees answers a question about his future with the Saints.
Drew Brees: In 2020, I've had to fight through more than any other season
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reflects on the 2020 season after his team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Steve Smith Sr. on Drew Brees: 'He's one of the greatest to play against'
NFL Network's Steve Smith Sr. on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees: 'He's one of the greatest to play against'.
Brees waves goodbye to fans at Superdome after loss to Bucs
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees waves goodbye to fans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome after his team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Buccaneers vs. Saints highlights | NFC Divisional Round
Watch the full highlights of the NFC Divisional Round matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints.
Tre'Quan Smith pirouettes for terrific toe-tapping TD
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith catches a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees.
'NFL GameDay Morning': Bold predictions for Divisional Round Sunday
'NFL GameDay Morning' makes their bold predictions for Divisional Round Sunday.
Jerry Rice joins 'Hall of Famers Only' to break down Brady vs. Brees
Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice joins 'Hall of Famers Only' to break down the matchup between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Sean Payton talks with Kay Adams about Saints' success amid challenges of 2020 season
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks with Kay Adams about the Saints' success amid challenges of the 2020 season.
'NFL GameDay Morning' debates: Brady or Brees in the NFC Divisional Round?
'NFL GameDay Morning' debates which quarterback they would rather have in tonight's NFC Divisional Round matchup: the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's Tom Brady or the New Orleans Saint's Drew Brees.
Seven records, milestones Brees and Brady will set in Divisional Round
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees stand to achieve at least seven playoff records and milestones when they matchup in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL playoffs.
Kurt Warner's Top 3 QB storylines for Divisional Weekend
NFL Network's Kurt Warner shares his top three quarterback storylines for Divisional Weekend.
Drew Brees 'envisioned' facing Brady, Bucs in playoffs before season
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees "envisioned" facing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, Bucs in playoffs before season.
Baldy's Breakdowns: Why the Saints offensive line is so effective
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down the New Orleans Saints offensive line's performance in the Wild Card win over the Chicago Bears.
7 awesome things from the Saints wild-card win
From playoff records to slime cannons, here are seven awesome things from the New Orleans Saints win over the Chicago Bears in the Wild Card Round of the 2020 NFL playoffs.
Drew Brees on facing Tom Brady-led Bucs in divisional round
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees discusses facing Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Round.
Drew Brees' best passes from 2-TD game | Super Wild Card Weekend
Watch all of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' best passes from his two touchdown game against the Chicago Bears on Super Wild Card Weekend.