Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 9/16/12
Give the Saints' offense credit, they at least cleaned up the two major things the plagued them a week ago. Those are staying committed to the run, which Pete Carmichael Jr. did even when it would have been easy to abandon it given the way the game was going, and limiting penalties (the Saints had two penalties all game, only one of which was offensive). Unfortunately for the Saints, the offense still got inefficient play from their quarterback at least partly due to poor pass protection. The Saints were able to move the ball fairly well in this game, but cost the team with a couple major mistakes. Make the jump for the grades! Saints vs Panthers recap Saints vs Panthers boxscore Drew Brees: C- (1.84) Brees is off to a bad start this season as he's really struggled so far. You can blame pass protection all you want, but if I were to pick one play by the offense that ultimately killed the team's chances, it was Brees' pick 6 with the team still up 7-0. That play was reminisc...
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