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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
By Les East | Crescent City Sports
METAIRIE – There was little that the New Orleans Saints didn’t do well last season.
They went 13-3, won the NFC South and came within a whisker of going to the Super Bowl.
All of that happened because they had a talented and well-rounded team.
But one area that belied the team’s success, at least statistically speaking, was the pass defense.
The Saints ranked 29th in pass defense, allowing an average of 268.9 yards per game. They made 12 interceptions, allowed 30 touchdown passes and the 14 completions of 40-plus yards that they allowed were tied for second-most in the league.
“We talked at the beginning of the offseason program, we’ve got to get better in terms of our pass defense,” defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said.
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