Five things we Learned from Saints/Patriots game

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Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) catches the game winning touchdown over the defense of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Saints 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

 

Well that one stung a bit. It is tough to win on the road especially when you face Tom Brady (even if he has a completely new set of receivers). New Orleans faced tough defense from the very first snap and were unable to establish any real tempo on offense. Jimmy Graham was defended well and the zone defense kept Drew Brees from making plays that went for 20 or more yards.

Despite all of that, New Orleans grabbed the lead in the final two minutes of regulation but mismanaged the clock and allowed Tom Brady enough time for a game-winning drive. Here are five things we learned from the New Orleans Saints/ New England Patriots game.

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