2. The secondary
Nobody was pretending that defense was the strongest point of the New Orleans Saints’ game. Everyone knew that the offense is the bread and butter of this team and that the defense just had to be average for the Saints to win a lot of games.
Prior to the season, the Saints’ defense appeared to be around league-average, if not better, with some solid pieces at defensive line, linebacker and in the secondary. However, thus far, the defense has disappointed and it has been the secondary in particular that has been the worst.
Russell Wilson threw for 407 yards on Sunday and he is just one of three quarterbacks that have had good games against the Saints. All in all, the Saints have allowed 905 passing yards in three games, which is the third-most in the league.
Heck, the team has not even been that great in stopping the run, either, as they rank sixth in total rushing yards allowed, but that is because the team has faced two scrambling quarterbacks and Todd Gurley.
Overall, the Saints have allowed 27.3 points per game through three games, the seventh-most in the league. The six teams that are worse have a combined one win. This cannot be the new norm moving forward.