Saints Vs. Cardinals: Brees, Offense Must Shoulder Blame for Ugly Loss in Desert

October 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not only do the New Orleans Saints not look like a Super Bowl contender, they don't even look like a playoff contender.
And it's the offense, not the defense, that's letting them down.
Forget for a second that starting running backs Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush are both out. The Saints offense struggled even before their injuries.
The offense looks completely out of sync.
The team that averaged over 30 points per game last season is struggling to reach 20. Drew Brees threw 11 interceptions last year and has five in two losses already this year.
Each week has the same story. New Orleans starts off great in the first quarter and then looks like Buffalo Bills the rest of the way.
This week was no exception.
They led the Cardinals 10-0 after the first quarter but then got crushed 30-10 the rest of the way.
Only the Saints really know what's going on, but I will say this: As much credit as Brees and Payton received last year (and deservedly so), they...

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