Found October 13, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
BY SEAN DONOVANThe division-leading New England Patriots return home after splitting a two-game road trip, first winning in Atlanta before dropping a sloppy contest in Cincinnati last week.They'll need to tighten up their game before they face the undefeated New Orleans Saints, who are coming off a thorough road win over the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears. Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads a stable of dangerous backs and receivers to form one of the league's most dominant offenses.Meanwhile, the Patriots are still trying to develop their own offensive consistency. A game against New Orleans offers an opportunity to make a powerful statement, but will demand the type of complete performance not yet seen from the 2013 Patriots.When the Patriots have the ball:First-year Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan took a unit that ranked 31st in scoring defense in 2012 and transformed it into the league's fourth-stingiest this year. The keys have been an improved pass rush and ...
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