With the third preseason game is supposed to come clarity. Week 3 of the NFL preseason is one in which teams play starters deep into the first half, if not into the third quarter. It's a week that, at its core, is aimed to shed light on the team, both on the first-string units and the bottom-dwellers who have to go through first cuts before the final preseason game.
A dominant defense through two weeks was picked apart by Drew Brees. A previously efficient offense turned the ball over and scored just 10 points on six drives.
What can we ascertain from these first three games? It's time to sift through the rubble.