5 New Orleans Saints who must ‘bring the wood’ against the Indianapolis Colts

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Aug 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talks after the game with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

After taking care of business against the Atlanta Falcons in what was perhaps the most exciting game in the last couple of years, the New Orleans Saints face a new challenge in the Indianapolis Colts on the road this Sunday.

It’s a tough task against a team that is also not where they expected to be through the first six games of the season.  But that’s part of the game.  Highs and lows make up the National Football League.

The New Orleans Saints have manged to dig themselves into a deep, dark hole, despite the 31-21 victory over their NFC South rival Falcons last Thursday night.  Can the Saints escape from the bottom of the barrel?  Any given Sunday, a team is capable of surprising their opponents and pulling through with the win.

I think it’s safe to say after what was hopefully a confidence-boosting victory against Atlanta, the Saints have a bit of momentum heading into Indianapolis.  The question is, can Sean Payton and company build from it?

New Orleans has yet to win on the road in 2015, and well, Sunday is a very winnable contest.  The Colts are struggling too, but in order for the Who Dat Nation to reign supreme, these five players must bring the wood.

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