Drew Brees is a bona fide future Hall of Fame quarterback: one of the most prolific passers in history, proud owner of numerous individual records for both passing yards and accuracy, and a Super Bowl MVP.
But even Hall of Fame QBs get the statistical blues. Brees was picked off five times at Atlanta Thursday night, the biggest reason the Falcons held on for a 23-13 win over a team that had owned them for so long (7-1 in last eight) and that handed them their only loss earlier this year.
It was the first five-pick performance of Brees' career. His record of 54 straight games with a touchdown pass came to an end, too.