New Orleans Saints: What we learned from win against Colts

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Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead (72) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

1. A healthy offensive line is a good offensive line 

Sacks happen — it’s part of the game.  But the New Orleans Saints finally had a healthy offensive line, and they did good job keeping Drew Brees safe for most of the game and opening up holes for the run.

Brees was sacked just twice against the Colts, which is great compared to the rest of the games if you exclude the contest with the Atlanta Falcons.  Mark Ingram rushed for a season-high 144 yards on just 14 carries (10.2 average) — a stellar performance for the newly re-signed running back.

Led by stud left tackle Terron Armstead and center Max Unger, the offensive line graded out well Sunday.  Consistency will be key for the remainder of the season.  Good health brings good results, and we saw that in Indianapolis.

This unit must continue working hard to build a chemistry and improve.  It’s no secret the offense has not been at its best this year, but a strong effort from here on out will certainly have a positive impact on this potentially high-powered bunch.  Let’s not forget who’s still under center in New Orleans.

After the win in Indianapolis, the arrow is green and pointing up, but consistency will be key for the remainder of the season.  The Saints aren’t in it yet, but they also can’t be counted out.  This offensive line plays a crucial role in keeping this team alive.

Next: 5 Saints winners from win in Indy

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