Chargers vs. Saints: Keys for New Orleans to Notch First Victory of 2012

October 6, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints certainly seem to be struggling, still searching for some semblance of synergy ahead of their Sunday Night Football showdown with the AFC West-leading San Diego Chargers.
Blame "Bountygate" if you'd like, but the Saints won't state publicly that it's the reason for their shocking 0-4 start. Despite the dire state of the current team, pandemonium will still flood the Superdome in support of the Saints.
Here are three keys for New Orleans to pull the upset against San Diego.
Build on recent defensive performance
Typically, getting slammed for over 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing wouldn't be a rallying point for a defense. For the 2012 Saints, it happens to be.
At Lambeau Field, the Saints looked as though they'd be steamrolled once again, trailing 21-7 with 4:50 left in the first half. They fought back, though, shutting out the high-octane Green Bay Packers offense until the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter.

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