The Saints did not disappoint thousands of fans who filled the Superdome Monday night, as they dominated the Patriots, with a 38-17 win. The atmosphere for this game started to build Sunday in New Orleans as I saw several New England Patriots’ fans after the Bayou Classic.There was a feeling of pride and excitement around New Orleans and Louisiana that had not been here before.
People who were nowhere to be found cheering when Danny Wuerffel and Aaron Brooks were the quarterbacks with losing records now claim to be Saints’ fans.
But I guess the bandwagon is always available.
Drew Brees and the rest of the Saints’ high-powered offense put on a showcase.They clicked on all cylinders and had the Patriots’ defense looking confused and inexperienced.
Brees looked like the MVP of the league as he connected with five different receivers for five touchdowns.
The Saints’ offense had great chemistry, as there was no player defined as the superstar of the offense. Brees just found the open man.
With the Cowboys being the Saints’ only real test coming up, many people are beginning to think the Saints can run the table and finish the season without a loss.
It is expected that they might finish undefeated if the defense continues to play like they did Monday night.
The defensive secondary improved greatly over the past two weeks.They picked up Chris McAlister and Mike Mckenzie. McAlister and Mckenzie showed themselves to be key pick-ups. They were productive and played a key role in stopping the Patriots’ strong passing game.
This is the most balanced Saints team that I think anyone has ever seen, and it is safe to say that they will be playing football in late January if they keep playing the way they are playing now.