New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees earned Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week honors for his Week 8 performance against the New York Giants. Brees threw for 505 yards passing with seven touchdowns, tying a league record. Brees finished ahead of Minnesota Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater, Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton, Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly. Read up on this week's nominees.
CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees became the eighth quarterback in NFL history with seven touchdown passes in a single game, tying the league record. His seventh touchdown pass went to C.J. Spiller, and it tied the game with just 36 seconds remaining. After a Giants punt, the Saints kicked a 50-yard field goal to win the game from Kai Forbath in the 52-49 win over the New York Giants.
Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
Bridgewater's 35-yard passing play to receiver Charles Johnson put kicker Blair Walsh into position for the 36-yard game-winning field goal as time expired for a 23-20 win over the Chicago Bears. Bridgewater and rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs teamed up for a 40-yard touchdown play that tied the game with 1:49 remaining.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson directed a 17-play, 79-yard drive for the go-ahead points in a 13-12 road win over the Dallas Cowboys. On that drive, Wilson had four QB scrambles for 30 yards, including a 10-yard scramble on a third-and-7 situation that kept the drive alive.