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Deke: A much-needed win for the Saints!

The New Orleans Saints needed a win in the worst way, and they finally got one.  

The Saints used every bit of energy and got record-breaking performances from Drew Brees, Marques Colston and Devery Henderson…and, it was all needed in the Black and Gold’s 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers.
 
New Orleans once again gave up a lot of yards, but a win is a win, and the Saints certainly got what they needed.  It was a night of records:  Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’s touchdown record, Marques Colston broke Joe Horn’s Saints TD record, and Colston and Henderson became the first two players in franchise history to have at least eight receptions and 120 yards in a single game.
 
The biggest thing we saw in the Saints’ win over the Chargers was the play of the Saints defense.  New Orleans put more pressure on the opposing quarterback.  The Saints got a season-high five sacks against the Chargers after having just six total sacks in the previous four games combined.  The Saints also finished the game plus-one in the turnover battle.  
 
Yes, New Orleans once again gave up more than 400 yards of total offense, but the Saints clamped down on the Chargers in the second half of the game.  For the second straight week, the Saints defense played a long stretch in which they did not give up points.  Last week the Saints only allowed seven points in the final 34-plus minutes of the game.  This week the Saints did not allow a point in the final 27:34 of the game.
 
So now the Saints will have two weeks to iron out more kinks, get players some rest, and begin to prepare for the first meeting of the season with the Tampa Bay Bucs.  Are the Saints going to make a run?  Will the Saints defense continue to improve?  All the questions will be answered beginning with the Tampa Game.  But as for now, the Saints got a much needed win.  


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10/08/2012 3:48AM
Deke: A much-needed win for the Saints!
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10/08/2012 8:52AM
Change is needed!
Junior and M. Wilson have earned starting spots, period. Ellis, Jordan and Smith still are weak points on this defense. And can someone teach Jenkins how to play the Safety position? He seems to get worse each week. White and Robinson continue to be burned and miss tackles...though its not their fault. They lack the size, strength and talent to play at the NFL level. 4-12 at best I say, and it hurts to say that.. Just sayin'
10/08/2012 10:23AM
Agree with Change is needed
I agree almost entirely with the previous post. Smith and Ellis have been playing awfully and are a liability! Cam Jordan has played OK. In the first half he was pushing his man back but he is lined up with duds. It takes 4 motivated rushers to generate pressure. Junior is fantastic and has a great motor and heart. Watch out for Martez, he is a phenom who will get better with age!
10/08/2012 12:09PM
Defense still terrible
We won't win more than 4 games without better defense. We have no running game, and Brees can't carry the team every week.
10/08/2012 12:54PM
Don't give the other team easy TDs
Time for Brees to break another streak, ... him throwing one to the other team for the past five games. Got enough of a shaky team already, don't give away the ball every game.
10/09/2012 8:20AM
team
Somebody better call SDT because this team is GARBAGE!
10/09/2012 12:04PM
SDT will haul away the Falcons!
Just wait for "DUI" Turner's suspension!
10/09/2012 12:26PM
Insulting your Team
If anyone needs to post negative / Ignorant comments on here , maybe you should move to Atlanta , they are 5 - 0....We don't need any fair weather fans here,, GO SAINTS !!
10/09/2012 1:01PM
Insulting your Team
Nothing is wrong, everything is going fine, the season is going to be very successful, and we are going to win the Super Bowl! GO SAINTS!!
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