Saints starting Drew Brees vs. Arizona on Sunday

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Sean Payton said that the team will announce who will start on Sunday morning.

The Saints haven't missed Brees at all this season, winning all five games without their starting quarterback as Teddy Bridgewater has excelled in place of his teammate. This is not a Tom Brady-Drew Bledsoe situation or even Kyle Allen-Cam Newton in Carolina, it is a no-brainer that Brees should and will return once he is ready.

"I need some competition", Brees said.

For what it's worth, Drew may be a little rusty at first but if his performance before getting hurt is any indicator the Saints will be in the hands of a quarterback who was primed for another huge statistical year.

On Sunday, Brees became the first quarterback in National Football League history to throw for 75,000 yards. As for the fans, they were thrilled to have Brees back, as they showered him with cheers before Sunday's game at the Superdome. In those games, New Orleans is allowing an average of 18.4 points and 250.2 yards per game, while Bridgewater has compiled a 103.7 passer rating.

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To be fair, the New Orleans Saints will probably win this game either way against the Arizona Cardinals, but we should not take them for granted.

Brees affirmed that he does indeed feel like himself and that he threw the ball well at practice Wednesday but added that he wants to see how he performs throughout the week in team drills to ensure his accuracy, timing and overall effectiveness meets his standards. Brees, in the second half, shredded the Cardinals, throwing for 373 yards in his return.

"I've watched our team get better and better and that's been the most gratifying thing", Brees said.

Jordan said he wasn't necessarily surprise Kingsbury kept the offense on the field against a Saints defense that has now held five straight offenses under 260 total net yards. "We had two shots to get a half-yard and didn't do it". He is expected back after New Orleans' bye week, when the team hosts Atlanta on November 10, sources said.

Kirk has missed the past three weeks with an ankle injury that he sustained in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks.