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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Denver Broncos have Sunday off, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look ahead a little bit. It seems that whenever we hear the words, ‘New Orleans Saints,’ the names Rodger Goodell, Sean Payton, and Jonathan Vilma are always ...

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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A Look Ahead To Broncos vs. Saints

The Denver Broncos have Sunday off, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look ahead a little bit.

It seems that whenever we hear the words, ‘New Orleans Saints,’ the names Rodger Goodell, Sean Payton, and Jonathan Vilma are always attached. The Saints’ bounty scandal may take center stage, but there’s a team behind the headlines, and that team takes on the Broncos next Sunday night on a national stage.

First though, the Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) at a curious time. The Saints lost their first four games of the season by an average of five points. They got their first win against the San Diego Chargers before heading into their bye week. So what kind of team are they? They’re far from the 13-3 team we saw in 2011 that rolled off eight straight wins to close the regular season.

A 1-4 record may scream trouble, but the Saints are still the Saints. They still have Drew Brees at the helm. They still put up 28.2 points per game. Their run game struggles, but through the air, they’re as smooth as a French Quarter whiskey.

Defensively, the Saints look defeated. They’re giving up 30.8 points per game which is 30th in the league. They’re 31st in rush defense and 26th in pass defense.

The Saints look like a team missing their head coach. They lack a certain discipline, or simply forget about fundamentals.

If you have time, try to catch the Saints v. Bucs this week. Do some scouting, get in-the-know, watch a game without screaming at the TV. Next week will be different.

After Sunday’s game, interim head coach Joe Vitt will meet up with his team after serving a six game suspension. A defensive mind in charge of this Saints team looks to only spell good things for the future. The Broncos are the next team in that future.

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I think this game will be the one that determines where the Saints really stand this season. If they can somehow pull out a win to put us at 3-4, then the playoffs are not out of the realm of possibility. The following three are games that can be won (Eagles, Falcons, Raiders). That would put us right in the thick of playoff contention at 6-4 if we won the next four. Let's just hope the wins in the last two games have given the team their confidence back enough to put on a nice little streak. If they can, this season may just be salvageable.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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Just get to .500. At that point we can start talking about salvageable.
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Originally Posted by D_it_up View Post
I think this game will be the one that determines where the Saints really stand this season. If they can somehow pull out a win to put us at 3-4, then the playoffs are not out of the realm of possibility. The following three are games that can be won (Eagles, Falcons, Raiders). That would put us right in the thick of playoff contention at 6-4 if we won the next four. Let's just hope the wins in the last two games have given the team their confidence back enough to put on a nice little streak. If they can, this season may just be salvageable.
If we can bend and not break on defense I think we'll be alright. We seem to be a little less horrible on D every game.
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Peyton Manning ... he's not unbeatable, but the defense certainly has their work cut out for them.
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Their run game struggles, but through the air, they’re as smooth as a French Quarter whiskey.
I doubt you've ever tasted french quarter whiskey
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No pressure on Payton equals long day for Saints. Even if we somehow get a 21point lead.

With the way Denver is playing right now, we'll need a nearly perfect game.
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No pressure on Payton equals long day for Saints. Even if we somehow get a 21point lead.

With the way Denver is playing right now, we'll need a nearly perfect game.
Peyton and the Bronco need to worry about the SAINTS getting a 21-point lead!!

They won't be playing the Chargers Sunday night!!
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Peyton and the Bronco need to worry about the SAINTS getting a 21-point lead!!

They won't be playing the Chargers Sunday night!!
Denver is second in the league with scoring in the 4th qtr.
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And you know Peyton has been just waiting to get a second crack at the Saints...
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