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Game 1 Rapid Reaction: Falcons vs. Saints

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Offense Starts Slow, Then Catches Fire

Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) dives for a touchdown reception past Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Akeem Dent (52) during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

First of all, congrats to Marques Colston on his franchise record for most receiving touchdowns in Saints history.

There were a few moments where Drew looked as though he was under throwing his receivers. It was a little hard to watch. There were definitely some missed penalties (as there are in every game, but these were pretty in your face).

However, the Saints were able to catch a rhythm. Darren Sproles proved to be the favored target of Drew Brees on the day, as he caught 6-88 yards (and added 22 on the ground). Kenny Stills was targeted for a few deep balls, and Brees connected with him for a huge 67 yard bomb. Colston, who was relatively quiet for a while, came on strong (as he always does) to catch 5-68, and the score. Jimmy Graham was relatively quiet on the day, and by quiet, we mean 4-45, and a touchdown. The only MIA on the Saints offense today? Nick Toon.