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5 Things We Learned from Saints/Cardinals

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3.  Saints struggle in bad field position

Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) calls a play in the huddle in the fourth quarter of their game against the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s face it. Brees, Colston, Moore, and Sproles are all getting older. This offense does not have the same spark as it used to when they made their run in 2009. They showed flashes of dominance with Jimmy Graham, Sproles was definitely the x-factor against the Cardinals and Colston is still pretty reliable but they are in the conversation with some other teams about the number one offense right now. Nothing is more evident of an aging team than their ability to go on long drives during the game to score points.

The Saints routinely had bad field position during the course of this game. With the exception of the first drive of the game, the Saints needed to start from about their 35 or 40 yard line to score points. That’s not bad when you consider that most teams score points when they start their drive from that range. Great teams like the 49ers, Broncos, Packers, and Seahawks routinely must put together long drives when it counts. New Orleans needs to get better if it wants to make another run.