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Saints’ 7 takeaways Payton’s favorite stat

Offseason work paying off in early games

By LES EAST
Special to The Advocate

METAIRIE — The story of the New Orleans Saints’ first two games can be told through a variety of numbers.

The most significant is 2-0: the team’s record after beating Detroit 45-27 in the season opener and going to Philadelphia and defeating the Eagles 48-22 on Sunday.

Those 93 points scored jump out. As do quarterback Drew Brees’ statistics: 75.0 percent completion rate, nine touchdowns, two interceptions, 334.5 yards per game and a 132.9 passer rating.

But few if any numbers are as telling, and satisfying to coach Sean Payton, as seven: the number of turnovers New Orleans has caused — six interceptions and one fumble recovery.

So far, the Saints are reaping dividends from an offseason and summer in which new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has constantly preached and coached the value of creating turnovers.
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aka - give me more offensive snaps


Greedy greedy greedy SP :nono:
 
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Greedy greedy greedy SP :nono:

Ditto! :9: With a prolific offense like the Saints, if ST's and the D continue to create 3-4 turnovers per game, I think double digit wins will become the norm in 09'. Very promising so far.
 

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All I know is if this offense continues to get 12 possessions a game, it will average over 30 points a game. It's not hard to play defense in that situation.
 

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Yes yes yes! Our offense is winning us all these games, and our defense will win us a Championship!! This season is so exciting.
 

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