Drew Brees' first interception of season a small blip in a strong outing against Vikings (1 Viewer)

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BY KENT YOUNGBLOOD | Special to The Advocate

MINNEAPOLIS — It was, in the end, more a matter of record than it was of, well … record.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ statistically stunning streak of not throwing interceptions ended Monday night in Minneapolis.

For the record: It was late in the first half in U.S. Bank Stadium. Second-and 10, Saints on the Vikings’ 45, the Saints trailing 13-10 but on the move.

Brees dropped back. Almost immediately Vikings defensive lineman Stephen Weatherly was upon him. About to be hit, Brees let it go down the middle toward Michael Thomas. The throw was a little wobbly, a little high, a little off the mark.

And it was Vikings safety Harrison Smith who caught it. And the streak was over.

For Brees, it was his first interception since the NFC Divisional playoffs. Which, you’ll recall came in this same stadium in what the locals call the “Minneapolis Miracle.’’ ...

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