Drew Brees: Packers game not 'must win'

Friday October 24th, 2014

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers will be a big one for the 2-4 Saints. But he's not yet ready to call it a must-win.

"There's no must-win games until they're must-win games," Brees told reporters, according to CBSSports "It's important. It's really important, but nobody needs that kind of pressure."

But as CBS points out, only four teams since 1990 have made the playoffs after starting 2-5. Still, New Orleans is only one game back of the 3-3-1 Carolina Panthers in the NFC South. 

A win over the Packers, though, would do wonders for the Saints' confidence, Brees said. Green Bay has won four straight and sits tied atop the NFC North at 5-2. 

"There's definitely a sense of urgency, but not a panic mode," Brees said. "We've got a lot of veteran guys on the team — we do have a lot of young guys — we have a lot of veteran guys on the team that have been through a lot together. I think we understand that we can just focus on the process, and we can get a little bit better each week, that eventually these wins will come."

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-Brett LoGiurato

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