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There is no question the better team won this game on Sunday. The Saints' offense move the ball well and struck perfect balance. The offensive line played well, and while numerous mistakes were made, reflected in a very up and down game, the end result was 34 points scored in a win. What's not to like?
Drew Brees: A+ (2.76) To me this was his best game of the season. He finished 37 of 53 for 446 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Those numbers are shocking, considering he completed 70% of his passes despite numerous drops. The footwork and accuracy was on full display, and the ball was out and in the perfect spot on literally almost every throw. He didn't take many shots downfield as clearly the Saints recognized a mismatch with their backs against the Cbwboys' backers and Brees exploited that for the duration of the game.
Mark Ingram: B- (2.40) He was given numerous reps running the ball and the Saints really did commit to him on the ground. H...
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The defense had one of their signature games of 2012, riddled with inconsistency. If you take away Dez Bryant and two late fourth quarter drives to make the game interesting, the defense was fantastic throughout. Unfortunately you can't take those things away, and the defense has what would be considered a "bad" game because of it. It's too bad, because this...
The Saints blew a 14-point 4th quarter lead but managed to escape Dallas with a win after a wild overtime ending.
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