Former New Orleans Saints tailback Reggie Bush has been on a tear lately for the Miami Dolphins. He won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award after running for a career-best 203 yards last Sunday, and he ranks 12th in the NFL with 973 rushing yards. But the Saints can’t benefit from Bush’s performance.
Part of the beauty of the rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints is that, even though the two teams don’t like each other, they generally save their talking for on the field. Even Atlanta receiver Roddy White, so far, has been quiet as we get ready for Monday night’s NFC South showdown. These aren’t the Jets and Giants, trading verbal barbs long before the game is even played.
The biggest topic being asked of Saints offensive players this week revolves around the possibility of New Orleans breaking records. Left guard Carl Nicks said the records are fine and dandy, but it’s more about Super Bowls, especially since the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2009.
The New Orleans Saints have won six straight, including a 26-23 overtime victory over the Falcons five weeks ago. It came as no surprise that Brees played a nearly flawless game, improving to 9-2 in the NFC South rivalry with 3,332 yards passing and 22 touchdowns.