The New Orleans Saints first string offense didn’t convert first downs as their was evident rust, primarily on the timing between Brees and his receivers.
On a good note the Saints defense looked phenomenal, harassing quarterback Alex Smith through roughly four series, never letting the 49ers offense convert a first down.
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been dialing up the blitz all night. The Saints defense has already totaled six sacks, four on rookie Kolin Kaepernick and two on Alex Smith, holding the 49ers offense scoreless until David Akers booted a 59-yard field goal to close out the second quarter.
Thus far the rookie that has stood out the most, wide receiver Joe Morgan, who has yet to catch a ball but has so far turned in the perhaps the biggest play of the game when he returned a punt 78-yards for a touchdown.
Adrian Arrington may have a hard time making the roster if Morgan continues his high level of play on special teams.
Rookie running back Mark Ingram has been relatively quiet until finding the end zone one a 14 yard touchdown run late in the second quarter. He has 21 yards on five carries to go along with the touchdown.
Chase Daniel is 5 of 8 for 59 yards and wide receiver Montez Billings has one catch for 25 yards.
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