New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is playing his best football of the year, down the stretch. Mike Triplett, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to throw a pass during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Saints won 34-30.

Courtesy---Mike Triplett/Times-Picayune

Since the New Orleans Saints' win last week at Cincinnati was so sloppy, it almost went unnoticed that quarterback Drew Brees had his best performance of the season.

Brees had a season-high passer rating of 120.3 and a season-high completion percentage of 82.8 while completing 24 of 29 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

And, of course, he led the Saints from behind in the final minutes for the second straight week, this time completing a 42-yard throw to Robert Meachem and a three-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston for the 34-30 victory.