Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
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METAIRIE, La. ― The Titans have faced Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Cincinnati.
They’ve faced Cam Newton, Steve Smith and Carolina.
And now they’ll face Drew Brees and his bevy of receivers and options.
“There is no doubt that people see the numbers and the great success that he has had,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “…There is no doubt that he is a great football player and we know that.”
Brees has continued his dominance of the NFL this season and now needs to average only 260 yards per game over the final four games of the season to pass Dan Marino for most passing yards in a season.
He’s averaging 336 yards per game.
He’s spreading the ball around, completing passes to 12 players this season.
His top target is Jimmy Graham, who has caught a team-high 75 passes for a team-best 1,046 yards, becoming the first tight end in franchise history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in a single year.
Five players average at least 11.3 yards per catch and four players have at least four touchdown catches this season.
Munchak can be thankful for at least one thing heading into Sunday’s noon game in Nashville – it’s at home and not in the Superdome, where the Saints are 6-0.
“We are glad we are playing here and not at their place,” Munchak said. “We need our crowd to be a huge part of this football game, especially to help the defense…”