As a New Orleans native, I can tell you that we were apprehensive about that game. But coach Payton had the team ready (or so it seemed) and they put together a unified front - with points coming from defense, special teams, and offense. Brees is great, no doubt about it - but he has a good team around him.
I think Teddy will win a few more games before Drew comes back. As long as we don't drop to the cellar, we can make some progress towards the playoffs.
It might not show to folks who don't see him often, but Drew Brees is one helluva nice guy and a dedicated family man. He is also active in the community. Most of the folks here love him. We are all hoping that his UCL injury heals well. We have to look back at the shoulder injury that made him leave San Diego. He healed pretty well from that, and we are hoping that history repeats itself.