METAIRIE, La. (AP) - As Drew Brees heads into the playoffs with New Orleans for a fifth time in eight years, he has a lot of familiar faces joining him.
Brees has been teammates with receivers Marques Colston and Lance Moore, as well as offensive linemen Jahri Evans and Zach Strief, since 2006, when the Saints went to the NFC title game. Receiver Robert Meachem and running back Pierre Thomas arrived a season later, were part of the 2009 Super Bowl team and now enter their fourth postseason with New Orleans.
They hope their experience together aids them as they prepare to make another run, starting in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Brees says a certain pride and accountability comes with going through so much together. Moore says they have ''ultimate trust'' in each other.
---
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
Advertisement
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Raiders vs. Chiefs Pick Is the under a good bet to cash on Thursday night when the Chiefs host the Raiders at 8:25PM ET?
Thumbnail NFL Week 14 Las Vegas Odds Here’s a look at how Las Vegas oddsmakers view the matchups for Week 14 in the NFL, starting with the AFC West clash in Kansas City.
Thumbnail Colts vs. Jets Prediction Will the Jets pull off the small upset tonight when they host the Colts on Monday Night Football at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Colts vs. Jets Odds Week 13 of the NFL season concludes tonight when the New York Jets play host to the Indianapolis Colts at 8:30PM ET.
Thumbnail NFL Week 14 Opening Odds As teams jockey for playoff position and battle for division titles, here's a look at the opening odds for Week 14 in the NFL.

NFL Team Pages