Saints show they should be considered among the NFL's best (1 Viewer)


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By Steve Wyche / NFL.Com

An encompassing well of awe seemed to build in the Superdome during one moment of the Saints' 24-10 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. It was more than momentum. The need to grip tightly onto something to keep from being overwhelmed seemed like the natural thing to do.

It came early in the second quarter, on New Orleans' first offensive drive after safety Darren Sharper returned an intercepted Mark Sanchez pass 99 yards for a touchdown to give the Saints a 10-0 lead. Running back Pierre Thomas had just taken a short pass from Drew Brees and made a determined 36-yard trek to the Jets' 1-yard line. Just three games and 25 minutes into their 2009 schedule, the Saints had conjured up a perfect storm of offense and defense.

Then they stalled.

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