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Monday Morning Quarterback: Saints on a roll but still looking to play best football

Kristian Garic
October 30, 2017 - 1:27 pm
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The Saints won their fifth in a row on Sunday, beating the Bears 20-12. The two teams traded scores back-and-forth throughout the contest, but the Saints two first half touchdowns and two second half field goals were enough to keep them on top.

For the first time since 2009, the Saints won a game in which Drew Brees did not score a touchdown. While the offense struggled at times and had two turnovers, both fumbles from running back Mark Ingram, 20 points was all they needed.

“We knew we needed to run the ball and take our shots. We had to attack and spread them out and get those big guys out in space and make some plays, which we did. Just be efficient and play complimentary ball.”

Brees was certainly efficient. While he didn't score, the quarterback was 23-28 for 299 yards with no turnovers. And the Saints did play complimentary ball with the defense keeping the Bears out of the endzone until just under four minutes left in the game.

Brees offered up some praise for the Black and Gold defense.

“I think defensively we played great all game long. I know we had some miscommunications at times that resulted in big plays for them; but, really for the most part, they did a great job of getting off the field and getting us the ball back.”

He has previously talked about how the Saints haven't played their best football yet, and I asked Brees if that still was the case.

“I'll be honest with you; I don't really think it's even been close [to our best football]. I know offensively I feel like we're a lot better. When we're able to put all that together, that's going to be something. We're striving for that. We're on our way, but by no means have we done that. I'm still waiting to see how good we can be.”

The Saints are 5-2 with five straight wins, and they're alone in first place in the NFC South. That's all without playing their best football according to Drew Brees. If the Saints do put it all together, look out.

Check out my whole interview with Brees below.

Monday Morning Quarterback

 

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