Oct 1, 2017; London, United Kingdom; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during a NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. The Saints defeated the Dolphins 20-0.

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Bobby Hebert says Saints are trending upward

The Saints shut out the Dolphins 20-0 to get to 2-2

Bobby Hebert & Deke Bellavia, Sports Talk
October 01, 2017 - 7:07 pm
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The New Orleans Saints got a critic-silencing shut out victory over the Miami Dolphins 20-0, propelling them to 2-2 heading into their bye week.  The Saints were once again better than their opposition in all three phases of the game, and especially on the defensive side that had people taking note.

"Talk about winning football.  In this day and age in eight quarters you give up 13 points," Hebert said.  "You look at the MVP (it's) Ken Crawley.  You know how it's momentum swings?  (The Dolphins) had the ball at the five yard line.  Ken Crawley . . . had an outstanding interception."

Crawley was espeically good, not just on the pivitol goal line interception.  He was harrasing Dolphins receivers all day, including former LSU star Jarvis Landry who finished with just 40 yards receiving.  

The Saints as a team sure look better than the past few seasons, and now the record is starting to reflect that.  This is their best September start since 2013, and their defense is playing like the young, opportunistic unit they were in training camp and the preseason.

"How can you not be encouraged going into the bye week," Bobby asked.  "We're 2-2 . . . I don't know how it's going to happen after the bye week but we have to win two out of the next three."

That set of games begins on October 14th, after the bye, when the Detroit Lions come to town, a team much better than most prognosticators expeted heading into the season.  The Lions are 3-1, and are a questionable reversal of a Golden Tate touchdown from being unbeaten.  In short, it's not entirely true that the schedule gets markedly eaiser after the bye like so many people are talkingn about.

"It's not going to get any easier." Bobby stated.  "We're facing Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers the next two weeks."

Listen to Bobby's full post game thoughts in the podcast below.

Bobby: Saints trending upward

Bobby breaks down the Saints' 20-0 win over Miami.

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