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Brees aims to end Saints' red-zone drought

3 years 9 months 5 days ago September 18, 2013 Sep 18, 2013 Wednesday, September 18 2013 September 18, 2013 5:41 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

METAIRIE - Drew Brees sees no reason why the offense he leads shouldn't approach the 40-point plateau on a regular basis.

So even though the New Orleans Saints have a chance to improve to 3-0 this Sunday when they host Arizona, Brees is a bit unsettled by the fact that his unit has had a hard time seeing drives all the way through to the end zone.

Through the first two games, New Orleans has converted only one of seven red-zone chances into touchdowns. That's a 14.3 percent conversion rate, which ranks last in the NFL.

Brees says the Saints are "used to being much better than that. So there's a big sense of urgency."

Last season, the Saints ranked second in red-zone efficiency at 68.4 percent.

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