Found November 09, 2012 on Football Nation:
I've been saying it all year - the Saints are cursed for 2012.The loss of Sean Payton, because of charges that the league has yet to fully prove, has hit the Saints very hard, but the Saints are officially back. Last week, the Saints rushed more than 25 times, and for more than 100 yards, for only the second time all season (the first time was in the fluky loss to Carolina). Admittedly, it came against the Eagles, who play their defensive line too wide for their own good, but it was progress. The Saints have a three-headed monster in the backfield, even with Darren Sproles down (Chris Ivory has been stepping up since the Super Bowl season, when he started in multiple games down the stretch). They can run the ball effectively, but only if the coaches don't give up on the run game.Fun fact: the Falcons are 25th in the league against the run, allowing 127.5 yards per game. The Saints should be able to capitalize, and repeat last week's performance of 25+ rushes for 125+ yar...
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