Found September 14, 2012 on Football Nation:
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina PanthersNew Orleans:  Well, the season without offensive guru Sean Payton didn’t start out as planned, as the Saints ended up getting run over by the RGIII hype train in their own backyard.  Drew Brees started out slow, but ended up with his fairly standard good numbers as the Saints staged a furious comeback that fell just short.Now, Brees and the gang face off in a critical early season divisional game and cannot afford to drop into an 0-2 hole.  If the Saints lose this one, can you imagine all the press about how the Saints aren’t the same squad without their leader on the sidelines?  They don’t want to see that happen, so look for the Saints to go large with the passing game early and often.If Brees is going to get his team on top early, he’ll have to get the ball as much as possible to his big three playmakers:  Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, and Darren Sproles.  It was strange to see the Saints not really get Sproles involved until the second half...
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