Drew Brees wins weekly NFC honor

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after his 413-yard, four-touchdown performance in Monday’s 38-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

That’s no surprise -- and it’s nothing new for Brees, who has now won the weekly honor 15 times since joining the Saints in 2006, according to the NFL.

Unfortunately, he’ll probably remain stuck in second place in Dan Graziano’s MVP watch later Wednesday on ESPN.com, since Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hasn’t taken his foot off the gas pedal yet.

For more on Brees’ performance and what to expect going forward, check out my assessment in this week’s QB Watch.