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2. Darren Sproles

Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps the biggest reason the New Orleans offense was able to look like the elite offenses of old was once again solid production from Darren Sproles.

Sproles eight times for 22 yards in a miserable effort, but his ability to catch passes out of the backfield once again reigned supreme. Sproles caught six passes for 88 yards and once again caused plenty of confusion for the opposing defense.