The Saints score looked just as it has all season. For their sake, the last two have come out with them on top. This time they beat the Bucs 35-28 in another shootout. Here is what we know about New Orleans so far this year. Their offense is very good, and the production comes almost exclusively from their passing attack. Their defense is horrible and routinely give up upwards of 30 points a game. This is the formula they have been working under the entire season. In fact, they have done this for years.
They are on a bit of a role, and the Joe Vitt coaching era started with a victory. Aaron Kromer managed only 1 win in his 5 game as the head coach. Jonathan Vilma returned, but only played a handful of snaps and didn’t record a tackle. So where do the Saints go from here? Well they certainly won’t give up. The offense is scary good, and now Brees is making less mistakes. The defense won’t stop anyone, but teams are still going to have to stop Drew Brees. That is no easy task, obviously, and nobody is going to want to play New Orleans going forward. They simply can’t afford to lose games at this point, so they are going to play hard all 60 minutes.
Next up is another primetime game in Denver. This will be a classic battle between elite QBs. Of course Peyton Manning played New Olreans in the Super Bowl, a game he lost as a member of the Colts. He now has a new squad, and is a year removed from several neck surgeries. He has lost some zip, but has been extremely efficient so far this year. He could be in for a big game against the Saints defense. The Broncos D has a good pass rush, so Brees will have to look for more intermediate routes. That means Jimmy Graham needs to be healthy, but early reports are favorable for the top TE.