METAIRIE, La. -- It may not feel like it, since Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' offense have flopped so badly during their last two road games. But Brees has put up some historically good numbers at home this year, something he'd like to continue Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Brees is averaging 363.6 passing yards in five home games this year, which would be the highest mark in a single season during the Super Bowl era, according to ESPN Stats and Information. The current high is Tony Romo’s 355.1 yards per home game in 2012.
Brees also leads the NFL with a Total QBR of 80.4 in home games this season and ranks second with a passer rating of 115.2, with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. The Saints are 3-2 in those games.
Brees’ numbers are especially remarkable considering how lousy his first home start was. In Week 2, he injured his shoulder during a 26-19 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, putting up pedestrian numbers (255 yards, one TD, one interception).
His 505 yards and seven TD passes against the New York Giants in Week 8 helped make up for that.
Brees had a streak of 45 consecutive games with a TD pass snapped in last week’s 24-6 loss at Houston. But he still has a streak of passing for at least one touchdown in 51 straight home games, which is the longest in NFL history.