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By The Numbers: Drew Brees vs Tampa Bay

A quick look at the NFL’s all-time passing leader against the Bucs

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Drew Brees has had ample success against Tampa Bay
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Drew Brees replaced Peyton Manning as the NFL’s all-time leading passer last night after Tre’Quan Smith scored a 62-yard touchdown on Monday Night Football.

With 72,103 yards, Brees now sits atop the list of some of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game. Tom Brady is the next active quarterback on the list with 67,418 yards.

This got me thinking, how has Brees performed against the Bucs over the years?

Drew Brees vs. Tampa Bay Career Stats

career stats G W L T W-L% Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Sk Yds Rate
career stats G W L T W-L% Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Sk Yds Rate
25 15 10 0 0.6 634 935 67.8 7016 49 24 32 217 97.6

Drew Brees vs. the NFL Career Stats

career stats G W L T W-L% Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Sk Yds Rate
career stats G W L T W-L% Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Sk Yds Rate
197 116 81 0 0.589 5317 7785 68.3 58453 421 180 302 2062 99.8

Breaking it down, Brees has averaged around 281 pass yards per game with about a 2:1 TD-INT ratio against the Bucs compared to around 297 pass yards per game with about a 2:1 TD-INT ratio as well.

Even though his overall numbers drop slightly against the Bucs, his win percentage is a tad higher. In the end, both splits show just how dominate he really is.

Regardless, Brees has had an outstanding career and will go down as one of the top ten quarterbacks of all-time, if not higher than that by the time he retires.

Even the most ardent of Bucs fans have to appreciate what he brings to the game.

Congratulations, Drew!