By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
When you are tasked with protecting a guy you are not shy to say is the greatest to ever play the game, you take pride in keeping him clean.
New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead did not mince words a few weeks ago after Drew Brees put a few Atlanta defenders in the spin cycle on his way to a game-tying 7-yard touchdown run. Armstead said Brees is the GOAT -- the Greatest of All Time, for those unfamiliar with the acronym --and the Saints offensive line has been treating him as such.
Of the 167 occasions Brees dropped back to pass this season, just six have resulted in him being brought down for a sack.
Through four games, the Saints rank among the best in the NFL at keeping their quarterback upright. Just the Chiefs and Rams, both with five, have allowed fewer sacks in the season's first quarter, and just the Chiefs and Lions have allowed a lower percentage of drop backs to result in sacks than New Orleans' 3.6 percent clip. ...
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