Offense Finding a Rhythm
Oct 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) catches a touchdown past Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Green-Thompson (54) during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Finally, on the offensive side of the ball, the Saints were firing on all cylinders, putting up 41 points in front of a wildly energetic Superdome crowd.
The only turnover came on an overthrow by an otherwise stellar Drew Brees. Aside from that, New Orleans was close to perfect, as the offense continues to find its groove.
Excluding the clearly uncharacteristically pedestrian performance on the road against the Giants, the Saints have now scored at least 32 points in every other game.
This offense is as good as it’s ever been, and will continue to give the defense a chance to improve.
If the New Orleans offense keeps putting up points like this, the defense will become more accustomed to playing with a lead, and their young corners will continue to make plays.
Factor in the return of key contributors such as Delvin Breaux and Sheldon Rankins, and the Saints initial trial by fire might actually improve their depth in the long run.