Patriots vs. Saints: Previewing New England’s Preseason Week 2 Matchup

August 20, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Saturday night's product should look more familiar to New England Patriots fans.  After nearly half the projected starters sat out the team's first preseason game, a few starters returning healthy should help the Pats roll out a lineup somewhat resembling what they'll have on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That news applies especially to the offense, which was missing every starter from last year's roster apart from Tom Brady.  Brady played just seven snaps while surrounded by second- and third-stringers, so he'll surely look for more reps against the New Orleans Saints' revamped defense. 
The Patriots' defense may have experienced the majority of the offseason turnover, but that unit has turned into the more stable one this preseason.  The Pats got unexpected good news on the health front when Dont'a Hightower suited up for the team's first preseason game, and the second contest should provide a better look at potential new starters such as Mal...

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