Saints’ performance should scare NFC South, Corey White bounces back, and we’re not dead yet!


Oct 26, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Packers 44-23. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

I’d be a complete liar if I didn’t say that your Monday isn’t shining after last night’s victory over the Green Bay Packers. The New Orleans Saints showed up in a huge way to blow out the Pack 44-23. Drew Brees excelled, Brandin Cooks shined, Mark Ingram wowed, Jimmy Graham returned, and the defense played well. We can breathe, at least through today.

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Here are today’s stories:

Mike Triplett | ESPN | Saints’ performance should scare shaky NFC South

"“It’s like my grandfather always said.” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “He said there’s three types of people or three types of teams in this world: those that make it happen, those that watch it happen and there’s those that wake up one day and say, ‘What the heck happened?’ I feel like all this year we’ve been waking up and saying, ‘What the heck happened?’ It’s about time we made it happen.”That should put a fright into the other teams in the shaky division. If they couldn’t put New Orleans away when it was stumbling all over itself, what are they gonna do now that the Saints have their mojo back?"

As Triplett points out, the NFC South has left the door open too long for the Saints. They had a golden opportunity to put the Saints on their heels, but with this type of performance, especially against a heavily favored team, it now begs the question as to what this will do the rest of the way.

Evan Woodberry | Times-Picayune | New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White on bouncing back: ‘This is a man’s game’

"Why was White — and the defense — able to bounced back Sunday?“Because we’re professionals,” White said. “This is a man’s game. You can’t be pouting about what happened last week or the two weeks ago or the last play. You’ve got to move on. That’s what we did. That’s why we have a lot of good veterans here, a lot of good players. They know how to win.”Saints coach Sean Payton said White had played well despite allowing the big play against Detroit.“He’s done a lot of good things,” Payton said. “I’m pleased with how he’s playing.”"

I know everyone has had their fair share of poking fun at Corey White, and I heard that he even drew ‘boos’ from Who Dat Nation last night. Let’s cut the man some slack, as he played a good game last night. The defense, although surrending many yards, made plays when they needed to. They had four sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble. Does this style of defense sound familiar to anyone else?

Scott Rabalais | The Advocate | Not dead yet; Saints resemble Super Bowl contender in win vs. Packers

"Maybe the Saints are rounding into the team we thought they could be and maybe they aren’t. The Saints still have a lot of proving — and winning — to do.But the Packers certainly are in that category, a team that was rolling into New Orleans with four straight wins led by a star in Aaron Rodgers who was the NFL’s fourth highest-rated quarterback.It’s a simple game, really. You affect the quarterback, even one as much on the mark as Rodgers, and you win. That the Saints did, turning a serve-and-volley first half to their advantage with an opportunistic and decisive third quarter."

I’ve seen several tweets and such pertaining to this. We all get the feeling that this is the Saints team we’ve been waiting to see, and the one we were promised in the beginning of the year. There’s a ton of football left to go, and we all have to remember that a short week is nearly a death sentence. Arguably, you can say the Panthers are coming off a tougher contest. If there’s ever a time for the Saints to break their road woes, it’s now.

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