Luke McCown, Ryan Griffin and Logan Kilgore completed 27 of 42 passes for 324 yards and four touchdowns in leading the New Orleans Saints past Tennessee in the Superdome on Saturday.
Griffin a second-year quarterback out of Tulane has played well when handed the football in wins over St. Louis and Tennessee. He's connected on 39 of 42 passes for 358 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 118.9 quarterback rating.
After sitting out the first two-preseason games, veteran quarterback Drew Brees is getting ready to let the ball fly against the Colts on Saturday. Will he be limited after suffering a strained oblique muscle on August 1?
Brees said,"I wouldn't play if I was limited; you know that's just not smart. So my goal this entire time, the minute I got hurt and the minute I got the prognosis, was alright I'm going to be really smart, I'm going to take it one day at time and I am going to be playing in that Indy game, that's my goal."
Saints head coach Sean Payton liked what he saw in practice from Brees. "I thought his tempo was good today, that was noticeable different. I thought he was in and out of the huddle, he was really locked in. I thought he threw the ball fairly well and I said yesterday that just in talking to him that he felt pretty good after Sunday's practice and I thought the was important today coming into the training room and feeling like there wasn't a day after soreness effect."
Payton commented on the success of Ryan Griffin throwing the ball deep.
"Some of that is coincidence,"stated Payton. "He's hit some big passes. A lot of it's what's scripted when he gets his role of five plays per period. He's got a good arm down the field and he's keeping command of the huddle and getting up and getting set quickly. So far he's doing well handling that."
The Colts lead the preseason series against the Saints with 7 wins and 5 defeats. New Orleans has the edge when it counts during the regular season, a 6-5 edge. And let's not forget the Saints 31-17 victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.