There was talk that quarterback Drew Brees just didn't have the ability to throw deep any longer. His offensive line can't pass block. The New Orleans Saints just didn't have what it takes to be a playoff contender.
The Saints have regrouped after falling to 1 and 4, thanks to an aggressive offensive attack led by Brees. His injured shoulder obviously has heeled and the offensive line is giving Brees time to zip the ball to his highly improving receivers. Brandon Cooks and Willie Snead are making big plays.
Tight end Ben Watson has Saints fans forgetting about the trade that sent Jimmy Graham to Seattle. Watson had 9 catches for 147 yards a one of the record-setting seven touchdowns thrown by Brees.
Watson said, "That makes me feel good, that you're able to come out, kind of stick to your plan, have some poise and go in and score points."
Following his Super Sunday in the win over the Giants...Brees almost took a verbal shot at all the critics who said his NFL career was fading.
"It's not like I came out today with the intent to break a few records just to shut people up or whatever, "stated Brees. "I think our mindset is every time we step on the field, we have an opportunity to do something special."
Despite giving up six touchdown passes to Eli Manning, the Saints defense forced a crucial punt that led to the punt return that set-up the last second game winning 50-yard field goal by Kai Forbath.
Saints defensive end Cam Jordan says the Saints are back, back in the playoff hunt.
"People are happy. People are willing to harp on the great points now that we're back to .500, "said Jordan. "Put three wins together, the sky is no longer falling."
The 4 and 4 Saints entertain the 1 and 6 Tennessee Titans Sunday at high noon in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
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