3. The defense was a problem yet again
The New Orleans Saints have a lot of promising things about the defense this season but after the first two games of the year, it appears that they may struggle with the same problems that most offensive powerhouses struggle with and that is a poor defensive.
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The Saints do not have one of the worst defenses in the league like some powerhouse offenses (cough Kansas City), but the defense has not lived up to its billing through two games this season. Granted, they played two good offensive teams, but even the Jacksonville Jaguars were able to somewhat hold the Houston Texans at bay.
The Saints have allowed a combined 55 points in their first two games. The Rams averaged a whopping 6.2 yards per play and the Saints are not going to win many games if their opponents are averaging six or more yards per play.
There were a few big plays that absolutely burned the Saints as well, something we saw happen to the team last week against Houston. Brandin Cooks burned Marshaun Lattimore early in the game to put the Rams in a position to score and Cooper Kupp turned a slant into a 67-yard reception that fell short at the one-yard line.
Being prone to the big play is definitely a concern, especially with Brees potentially missing time and the Saints needing to win games another way. There is absolutely no way the Saints can win that many games without Brees if the defense is allowing 28 points per game.
It is early in the season and hopefully, the defense can turn it around against some worse offenses. They are going to have to.