Found October 04, 2012 on
Green Bay Packers
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New York Giants
CB Tramon Williams and S Morgan Burnett fight for an interception against the Saints
Through three games, the Packers defense looked good. Not great, but good.
This past Sunday, however, was a different story. Saints quarterback Drew Brees carved up the Green Bay defense for 446 yards and three touchdowns. For Brees, it was like stealing candy from a sleeping baby.
Just six days earlier, the Packers gave up only 130 passing yards–106, if not for a certain 24-yard play to end the game. But Sunday’s soft defense brought back some painful memories from last season, when the Packers’ leaky pass defense was continually bailed out by its unstoppable offense.
So, why did the defense look so much worse this week?
Well, for one, Brees is really, really good.
But also, Capers tends to err on the side of caution in regards to his play-calling, rushing only three and dropping eight into coverage, especially against top-tier quarterbacks like Brees. And again on Sunday, his “bend-but-don’t-break...
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Written By,Clifford Santa Monica
True, the Saints are an extremely disappointing oh-and-four to start the season. But the 1975 Baltimore Colts started one-and-four as I recall, yet still made it to the AFC Title game where they eventually got stomped by the Steelers 40-14, I think. But their poor start was probably more daunting both because the talent on each side of the ball during...
Let's see, where should I start? Worst run defense in the league, pass defense ranks within the last ten teams in the league, only six total team sacks, no running game, numerous mental lapses… bottom line is the New Orleans Saints just aren’t really good right now and things won’t get any easier for them as the season progresses.Coming into the season, I knew the defense...
Drew Brees is on the verge of breaking an NFL record that has stood for more than 50 years.
There's one number that matters to Brees, however, and that's leading the New Orleans Saints to their first win.
Poised to throw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game, Brees looks to help the Saints avoid opening 0-5 for the first time in 16 years Sunday night when they host...
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Drew Brees is climbing up the record books these days as he is a TD away against the Chargers from breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with at least one TD pass (48 would be record).
Brees has spun it 191 times this season while completing 110...
With the Detroit Lions on bye this week A.J Green is the number one receiver for week five. Green has always had the talent, arguably more than Julio Jones but Andy Dalton averageness has held him back from being labelled as arguably a top-two talent at the receiver position with Fitzgerald and Megatron. This season he has been the most consistent receiver scoring.
Drew Brees looks...
Two NFL quarterbacks could make news this weekend for very different reasons. Sunday night marks the New Orleans Saints' return to primetime, where they will take on the San Diego Chargers in search of their first win of the season. It will also be a chance for quarterback Drew Brees to rewrite the record books. The New Orleans quarterback is looking to throw at least one touchdown...
There has only been one team under the current playoff format that has made the playoffs after a 0-4 start, the 1992 San Diego Chargers who finished 11-5. Something to note about the Chargers team that did this the best teams they beat were a 9-7 Colts team and an 8-8 Broncos team while winning 11 of 12.
It’s hard not to believe in Drew Brees, but the Saints don’t have nearly...
After a tough Week 4 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints find themselves with a dismal 0-4 record.The San Diego Chargers, however, are on the upside of things; leading the AFC West division at 3-1.The two teams are set to do battle in a Week 5 showdown in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. The Saints remain win-less, which leaves them with a 0-2 record in...
Sunday marked the triumphant return of many Fantasy Football players. Last year’s juggernauts such as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Roddy White and Drew Brees finally lit up the fantasy scoreboards like their owners have been expecting them to. Even the 49ers came up with an eye popping performance (27 pts in ESPN standard [...]
Start Em’ QB - Philip Rivers SD, Drew Brees NO, Alex Smith SF, and Joe Flacco BAL
Philip Rivers and Drew Brees should have a good old fashion shootout this week, both providing solid weeks. When Buffalo has faced a competent quarterback, their defense has given up at least three passing touchdowns so I would feel very confident inserting Alex Smith into my starting lineup...