Even as passing takes over the NFL, New Orleans’ Drew Brees continues to jump out of the stats. But even for a guy with a rep as super accurate, the 89 percent completion rate on Sunday night was incredible.
Shenanigans. That’s what the kids would say. And to what am I shenanigan’ing? The fact that Saints defensive end Will Smith was left off the NFC Pro Bowl ballot. The fact that Saints running back Mark Ingram was left off the NFC Pro Bowl ballot. The fact that Saints receiver Lance Moore was left off the NFC Pro Bowl ballot.
Despite a 62-point outburst (which easily could have been 80 points if Drew Brees wasn’t pulled early), the New Orleans Saints sat still in the latest edition of the ESPN.com Power Rankings. They’re still No. 3, behind the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.
Allot has been made of the New Orleans Saints dominate 62-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, but not much has been said about one of the coaches directly responsible for much of the offenses success.
Although Payton had not done any coaching from a booth since he was a college assistant at Illinois in the mid-1990s, there was no evidence that either he or his players had any trouble adjusting to his new location in a stunning 62-7 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday night.