From the Bengals Homepage
The Bengals are 9-9 in their last 18 games against the defending Super Bowl champs, 6-5 at home and 2-1 at Paul Brown Stadium.
Itís not known what their record is against reigning Sportsmen of the Year, which Saints quarterback Drew Brees accepted from Sports Illustrated on Tuesday. Back in New Orleans on Wednesday after the New York City whirlwind, Brees was still flying in his conference call with the Cincinnati media.
ďI look at that list and I go, ĎAre you sure you have the right guy?í I mean, look at the list,Ē Brees said. ďItís Muhammad Ali, itís Michael Jordan, itís Joe Montana, itís Bill Russell, itís Arnold Palmer, itís Jack Nicklaus, I mean the list goes on and on. You sit there and shake your head and say ĎMan, to even be in the same sentence with these people is kind of unfathomable.í I feel very much like Iím just representing the city of New Orleans and my team for all weíve been able to accomplish over the last five years. It was a tremendous honor to be there.Ē
It works out as well as an award ceremony script. Brees returns to the scene of his first NFL start eight years later in Sundayís 1 p.m. game against the Bengals at PBS. In the 2002 opener, Brees hit 79 percent of his passes for the Chargers (15-of-19 for 160 yards, two TDs) in San Diegoís 34-6 victory.
How close was Brees to starting for Cincinnati that day instead of Gus Frerotte? Preparing for the 2001 draft, Be
ngals president Mike Brown felt Brees worthy of the fourth pick. But.....
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Brees walks off cover to another PBS start
to the scene of his first NFL start--- who knew?
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