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Meachem, Henderson are Brees' top targets

Common wisdom is that Marques Colston is Drew Brees’ favorite target. There’s good logic in that because Colston clearly is New Orleans’ No. 1 receiver.

But the folks at ESPN Stats & Information sent along some very interesting numbers about Brees and some of his other receivers. It turns out Brees was most effective when throwing to Robert Meachem in the regular season and Devery Henderson in the first two postseason games. In fact, Brees had a perfect 158.3 passer rating when throwing to Meachem during the regular season.

Here’s a breakdown: