NFC Power Rankings Week 11: Veterans’ Edition

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New Orleans Saints quarterback

Drew Brees

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2. New Orleans Saints (7-2) Last week: 3

The Saints destroyed the Cowboys. To be honest with you, destroyed doesn’t even do justice what the Saints did.

An NFL record 40 first downs coupled with 600-plus yards of offense. Marques Colston returned and for the first time in forever, the Saints established a running game.

Maybe it was just the Cowboys’ defense, but a match-up with a 49ers team fresh off disappointment makes for a very intriguing tilt this weekend.

My guess is Drew Brees shows Colin Kaepernick what real quarterbacks do: Throw the ball.