New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says recent criticism of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is unfair. Mike Triplett, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Drew Brees #9 hands the ball off to Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Louisiana Superdome on December 12, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Rams 31-13.

Courtesy---Mike Triplett/Times-Picayune

Technically, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees played through the same type of knee injury that sidelined Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler during Sunday's NFC championship game against the visiting Green Bay Packers.

Brees and New Orleans Coach Sean Payton stressed Monday that there are various degrees of medial collateral ligament sprains, depending on how significant the tearing is in the ligament.

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