Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/30/12
There are some things Drew Brees can do nothing about and defense is one of them. Just how bad was the New Orleans Saints defense this season? The last-ranked defense has now allowed more yards in a season than any defense in NFL history. By allowing 287 yards in the first half against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17, they passed the 1981 Baltimore Colts. Only twice this season did the Saints allow less than 23 points. (Eagles – 13, Raiders – 17) Back in Week 5, Linebacker Scott Shanle stated “The talent is there. Yes, some of the numbers out there are bad, and it’s hard to justify it any other way.… Read more
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