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Kenny Vaccaro Continues Stellar Play, Records First NFL INT


Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) tackles Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) in the fourth quarter of their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Vaccaro continues to tear it up for the New Orleans Saints.

Just a week ago we compared Vaccaro to Steelers safety Troy Polamalu because of the way he is used. Vaccaaro once again proved he’s one of the Saints best players against the Arizona Cardinals by recording his first NFL interception. Here’s ESPN’s Mike Triplett:

"First-round safety Kenny Vaccaro continued his impressive start. Not only did he have his first career interception in the fourth quarter, but his open-field tackle against running back Stepfan Taylor to force a punt on the Cardinals’ second drive was just as impressive and important."

The Saints defense is playing much better than expected and the rookie Vaccaro is a major part of that because of his ability to play both corner and safety. The pass-rush up front is much better than anticipated, but it’s Vaccaro leading the charge in pass defense that is making all the difference for the Saints right now.

Rob Ryan and Co. made the right move selecting Vaccaro—to say the least.

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