Shreds Niners with six touchdowns
Brees completed 29 of 40 pass attempts for 349 yards and five touchdowns, adding a one-yard rushing touchdown in the Saints' 48-46 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.
Struggles in win
Brees completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 184 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, losing one yard on his lone rushing attempt in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Falcons on Thursday.
Demonstrates trademark accuracy
Brees completed 30 of 39 pass attempts, throwing for 311 yards, three touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 34-31 win against the Panthers.
Bounces back in Week 11 win
Brees completed 28 of 35 passes for 228 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Saints' 34-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also netted zero yards on his three rushes.
Sacked six times in Week 10 loss
Brees completed 32 of 45 pass attempts for 287 yards, with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions during Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Falcons.
Will continue to play with splint
Brees expects to wear a splint on his right thumb for the foreseeable future, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.
Stellar in return to action
Brees (thumb) completed 34 of 43 passes for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Saints' 31-9 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Will start Sunday
Brees (thumb) will start Sunday against the Cardinals, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Designated as questionable
Brees (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Trending toward questionable tag
Coach Sean Payton declined to name his Week 8 starting quarterback Friday afternoon, but he did mention that both Brees (thumb) and Teddy Bridgewater took practice reps, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Logs limited practice
Brees (thumb) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Practices in limited fashion
Brees (thumb) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Makes appearance at practice
Brees (thumb) was present for the part of Wednesday's walkthrough open to the media, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Eyeing Week 8 return
Brees (thumb) plans to practice this week and hopes to return for a Week 8 game against the Cardinals, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports. "We'll see how it goes," Brees said Sunday. "I'd love to [play]. It's a goal."
Will wear brace upon returning
Brees revealed in a radio interview Thursday that he'll need to wear a brace on his surgically-repaired right thumb once he's cleared to play again, Jeff Nowak of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "That's doctor's orders," Brees said.
Throwing regulation football
Brees (thumb) said in an interview Monday that he is throwing a regulation football and believes his rehab is ahead of schedule, Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports.
Hopes to throw regulation ball soon
Brees (thumb) said in a radio interview Wednesday that his rehab is going as planned and noted he hopes to be throwing an NFL ball "sooner rather than later," Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports.
Progressing after surgery
Brees said Sunday that he's making progress in his recovery from right thumb surgery and has been able to lightly grip a football in recent days, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
Aiming to beat recovery timetable
Brees (thumb) told WWL New Orleans that his timeline for a return is "six weeks or so," but he believes he "can beat that," Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports.
May chip week off recovery timeline
Though Brees is expected to face a six-week recovery timeline after undergoing right thumb surgery Wednesday, the quarterback maintains hope that he might be able to return in five weeks, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN report.
Hoping for six-week timeline
Brees (thumb) had successful surgery and hopes to return in approximately six weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Undergoes thumb surgery
Brees had surgery on the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right hand Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Not bound for IR
Coach Sean Payton said "I don't think that's the plan" Wednesday when asked whether Brees (thumb) will be placed on injured reserve, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.
Surgery coming Wednesday
Brees is slated to undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday in Los Angeles, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
Second opinion on tap
Brees confirmed Monday that he's getting a second opinion on his injured right thumb with Dr. Tom Hunt in Houston on Tuesday morning, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. "I am evaluating my options and will make the best decision very soon," Brees said.
Getting another opinion on thumb
Coach Sean Payton relayed Monday that Brees (thumb) is getting another opinion on his injured right thumb, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports. "They're still in the midst of evaluating it," Payton said. "He's had one opinion, (he's) having a second opinion. As soon as we know something that we can confirm, then we'll report it. But right now, that's kind of the stage we're in."
Out at least 6-8 weeks
Brees (thumb surgery) is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, and being placed on injured reserve remains a possibility, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Scheduled for thumb surgery
Brees is expected to have thumb surgery that will keep him out for approximately six weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Expected to miss some time
Brees (hand) is believed to have a ligament injury that will cause him to miss games, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Staying behind to see specialist
Brees (hand) is staying behind in Los Angeles to see a hand specialist while the rest of the team flies to Seattle to start preparing for a Week 3 matchup with the Seahawks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Has wrist and thumb wrapped
Brees (hand) was spotted with his right wrist and thumb wrapped after Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Rams, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.
Leaves with hand injury
Brees is questionable to return to Sunday's road game against the Rams due to a right hand injury, according to Erin Andrews on the Fox broadcast.
Leads late comeback
Brees completed 32 of 43 attempts for 370 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 30-28 win over the Texans.
Sharp against New York
Brees completed four of six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in his lone drive of work in Saturday's 28-13 preseason win over the Jets.
Preseason action on tap
Brees will suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against the Jets, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
In uniform Sunday
Brees is in uniform for Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Dealing with lawsuit
Brees missed some spring practices while dealing with a lawsuit against a California jeweler, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports.