BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
There is always a number, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said, always some mark to shoot for as a numerical proof he is who he wants to be.
Start with No. 1: Monday night against the Chargers, in his fifth game back on the field since his second season-ending injury in as many seasons, Rankins dropped Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert for his first sack of the season.
It was immediately after a Drew Brees interception gave the Chargers a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line. The Chargers dangled bait in front of Rankins without luck. He ignored the downblock by the...