Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

That is if you're a Saints fan! The Saints were looking to start the season 2-0 for the first time since the magical 2006 campaign, but to do it, they'd have to go into Philadelphia and pull an upset over a team most pundits have picked to represent the NFC in the Superbowl. Typically the Saints do not fair well on the road (2-6 last year), nor do they shine when playing against physical defenses who have capable offenses. It's why most people picked Philly to beat the Saints and prove that New Orleans is fun to watch but not a real contender.

I think yesterday's routing of the Eagles might make the second-guessers out there give the Saints a second look. New Orleans won on every side of the ball. The offense showed again why Drew Brees should be considered as one of the best QBs playing today. The defense came away with big plays when we needed the momentum to shift our way. But credit the special teams for making the big play that changed the direction of the game. Malcolm Jenkins aggressive strip on the opening kickoff of the second half should be considered the play of the day. Just when Philly was feeling confident that they could score on us, he snuffed out any chance they had to do so. Just a great heads up play. That's pretty much what you saw all day by the Black and Gold.

I love waking up on Mondays after a win like we saw yesterday. The sky is a little bluer. The air is a little cooler. The birds are chirping, and there is a skip in my step.

I don't know what the weather is like today in old PA, but in New Orleans, the sun is shining!


Who dat, who dat, who dat says dey gonna beat dem Saints! Who dat??

Some fun stats about yesterdays game...

• For the first time in Saints history, they scored more than 40 points in the first two games of a season.
• Drew Brees threw for 311 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Dating to last season, Brees has thrown at least two touchdowns in eight straight games.
• Marques Colston had eight catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns, his fifth career road game with multiple touchdown receptions.
• Darren Sharper's 97-yard interception return for a touchdown tied for the longest in Saints history.

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