Inside Drew Brees painful TD drive: Here's what Saints QB did after rib, lung injuries (1 Viewer)

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In the moment, it was nothing Saints fans hadn't seen before: Drew Brees executea a two-minute scoring drive with surgical precision to take control of a game just before halftime.

But with the benefit of hindsight, that 6-play scoring drive now looks much different. Brees' 3-yard touchdown pass to Alvin Kamara was the last pass he'd throw in the game due to injury. A day later it was reported that he'd sustained five cracked ribs -- some of which occurred in Week 9 against the Bucs -- and a collapsed lung.

Brees suffered the bulk of the injury on the previous drive when 49ers defensive...

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