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New Orleans has yet to look like the Super Bowl Champions of 2009. Arguably their best performance thus far came in their only loss of the season, when the Falcons tripped them up at home in overtime two weeks ago.
As has been stated before, the Saints defense has not kept been able to rack up turnovers like it did a season ago: that would be virtually impossible. Instead, New Orleans has been let down occasionally by its offensive unit.
Drew Brees cannot throw on every down and with the injuries to Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, the running game has suffered. The Saints are loaded with receiving talent but they have been somewhat inconsistent when it comes to scoring points.
It’s a long season, however, and the Saints remain at 3-1, essentially tied for the division lead. That could change if the offense doesn’t start to look a little bit sharper, beginning with next week’s trip to Arizona.