It is one of many greatest video games within the NFL subsequent Sunday, when the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs host the New Orleans Saints in a battle that can assist decide playoff seeding atop each conferences. Do not go relying on Drew Brees for the massive struggle although, at the very least not simply but. The longer term Corridor of Fame quarterback stays on injured reserve heading into the workforce’s Week 14 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, recovering from what are reportedly accidents that embrace 11 fractured ribs and a punctured lung, however that is the ultimate week he’ll be compelled by NFL guidelines to stay on the sideline — the Saints being able to activate him versus the Chiefs.
They’re in no hurry to take action although, with Brees’ availability for Week 15 reportedly being labeled questionable at finest, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, a robust trace he’ll doubtless miss his fifth begin this season.
Head coach Sean Payton has engineered a 3-0 report with backup Taysom Hill as starter, with Hill coming off of his finest outing as a quarterback within the workforce’s win over the Atlanta Falcons on the street in Week 13. Very similar to when Payton did the identical with Teddy Bridgewater in 2019 — as a consequence of an injured Brees — it is shopping for the Saints time to permit their 41-year-old to heal as a lot as potential for a possible playoff run. All informed, the Saints are 10-2 on the season with out having had their future first poll Corridor of Famer below heart and, if Hill can dispatch with the Philadelphia Eagles as effectively to stretch his 2020 report as a starter to 4-0, there’s zero motive to danger a setback on Brees by forcing him onto the sector earlier than is important.
Because it stands, the Saints are attempting to fend off the Inexperienced Bay Packers — who sit within the No. 2 seat within the NFC with a 9-3 report — in addition to the Los Angeles Rams at 9-4. Payton and Co. can clinch the NFC South title by defeating the Eagles and that is what Hill plans on doing, whereas Brees patiently waits for the inexperienced gentle to reacquire his throne for and/or barely forward of the playoffs.