Drew Brees sees no reason why the offense he leads shouldn't approach the 40-point plateau on a regular basis.
So even though the New Orleans Saints have a chance to improve to 3-0 this Sunday when they host Arizona, Brees is a bit unsettled by the fact that his unit has had a hard time seeing drives all the way through to the end zone.
''We've certainly had some opportunities and just haven't taken advantage of it yet,'' Brees said. ''Eventually, that will bite us if we don't get it fixed.''
New Orleans' offense accounted for one touchdown in 16-14 victory at Tampa Bay in Week 2. That happened only once all of last season - and even then it was in a highly unusual game that saw Brees throw five interceptions in Atlanta.
Through the first two games, New Orleans has converted only one of seven red-zone chances into touchdowns. That's a 14.3 percent conversion rate, which ranks last in the NFL.
Last season, the Saints ranked second in red-zone efficiency at 68.4 percent.