In a pivotal season-opener matchup that saw the New Orleans Saints leave with a 23-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the Saints announced to the rest of the NFC South that 2013 is going to be different than last year.
The statement made by the Saints defense—stymieing the Falcons high-powered attack—may be the most significant takeaway from the weekend. Overall, the Saints have a ton of things to celebrate.
Let's see who stood out in victory. Here's the complete roster grades from Week 1.