Yes, I know it is only a preseason game.
Teams aren't playing at their full potential. Starters with the most minor of injuries sit on the sidelines, not ready to risk their health on a game that means nothing in the scheme of things.
But for that first half when most of the starters played on both sides, we had a slight indicator of how the season may proceed.At the end of one half where the starters played the game, the Saints had won the bout 17-14.
Yes they made plenty of mistakes, but they also had plenty areas where we are seeing improvement from even last year's Super Bowl Champion Saints.
Here are 5 things we learned about this preparing Saints team in this preseason game.