Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/21/12

 

Featured are two teams trying to avoid three straight losses to start their 2012 season. The Saints, who had an offseason of nightmares, started out 0-2 for the first time since 2007. Their offense looks to be a step slower this season and their defense is allowing teams to score at will. Both teams' defenses are allowing 37.5 points per game and it should be a shootout by the bayou this Sunday.

New Orleans Saints (0-2): Aside from the obvious starts of Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, the Saints can offer up a few more decent plays this week. Guys like Darren Sproles and Lance Moore can make for interesting plug n' plays.

Good starts: Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Darren Sproles

Middle of the road: Lance Moore, Pierre Thomas

Bad starts: Mark Ingram, Devery Henderson

 

Kansas City Chiefs (0-2): Playing from behind both weeks has Matt Cassell throwing the ball a lot and racking up yards in garbage time. He has thrown for 559 yards, three touchdowns and rushed for 45 yards and one touchdown.

Jamaal Charles only had two rushing attempts in the second half after suffering what is called a knee bruise last week. Charles is practicing in full this week, but admits that he is not at 100%. The Chiefs leading receiver Dwayne Bowe, is a must-start this week against a very poor Saints defense. Watch out for Jon Baldwin and Dexter McCluster this week as well.

Good starts: Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe

Middle of the road: Matt Cassell, Peyton Hillis, Dexter McCluster, Jon Baldwin

Bad starts: Tony Moeaki

 

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