the game was on here and i watched most of it. other than completely giving away where he was passing on the champ bailey pick, i thought he looked pretty sharp. i don't think he's a throw the lights out guy anyway, so i think he looked fine. i think he was glad to have gates back and mccardell made some great catches, so i think brees in serviceable. i'm not sure he'll put up any better stats than favre because i think favre will be playing from behind, but if you don't expect 3 or 4 touchdowns, i think brees is an ok option.