No pressure: Saints have a long history of success against NFL's best edge rushers

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By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate

By lore and acclamation, Von Miller and Khalil Mack are arguably the two best edge rushers in the NFL right now. Ezekiel Ansah, Jason Pierre-Paul and Vic Beasley are all in the next tier, capable of tearing apart a team's game plan on any given day.

All of them have come up empty against the Saints offensive line in the past two years.

With Cleveland's budding star, Myles Garrett, on his way to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, the Saints offensive line can point to its long history of keeping the game's best edge rushers from blowing up the game plan.

"It's a combination of working together, obviously having guys that can counter talented pass rushers, our protection plan from our coaches and Drew getting the ball out," Saints center Max Unger said. "When you go up against these elite pass rushers, or really just a good pass rush in general, it's a bunch of different factors." ...

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