Saints vs. Raiders: 5 Things We Learned About New Orleans in Win

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Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After Sluggish Start Against the Chiefs, the Saints Offense Clicked

 

Drew Brees and the first team offense for the night were on fire. It seemed that all of the receivers and running backs were on the same page with Brees, something we didn’t see too much of in the last preseason game. When there is a point that nine straight passes are completed to receivers, you know that Drew Brees has stepped on the field. He ended the night 14 for 18 for 202 and a touchdown for a passer rating of 131.9. Those are the numbers you expect out of Brees.

 

It wasn’t just our quarterback that did his job. Charles Brown held his own against the Raiders’s starters. He did have one penalty called against him but, for the night, he was what the Saints need him to be.

 

Brees will always be his biggest critic but even he had little criticism about tonight. Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com quotes Brees:

Obviously you get more time out there on the field each week, and that way you’re allowed the opportunity to establish a rhythm. I felt we did that well today, although I wish we could’ve gotten more points as a result of it. So there’s still work to do.

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