3 biggest New Orleans Saints takeaways from their loss in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Cornerback P.J. Williams #26 of the New Orleans Saints and teammates, safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #22 and outside linebacker Demario Davis #56, celebrate after Williams recovered a fumble by running back Jalen Richard #30 of the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of the NFL game at Allegiant Stadium on September 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Saints 34-24. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Cornerback P.J. Williams #26 of the New Orleans Saints and teammates, safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #22 and outside linebacker Demario Davis #56, celebrate after Williams recovered a fumble by running back Jalen Richard #30 of the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of the NFL game at Allegiant Stadium on September 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Saints 34-24. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Number Two: Drew Brees struggles

Drew Brees has been struggling thus far in 2020, but it hasn’t been as bad as analysts are making it seem like.

Brees has tossed three touchdowns and one interception so far in 2020, but his accuracy has seemingly fallen off a cliff and some of his reads just haven’t been that good for a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback.

On Monday, Brees completed 26 of 38 passes for 312 passing yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 1:1.

It wasn’t a great game, but it also wasn’t bad considering the team was down their best wide receiver who is arguably the best in the NFL. Brees knows he’s not playing his best football and is holding himself accountable.

The Saints quite simply need Drew Brees to play better if they plan on making a Super Bowl appearance this winter. It’s still early in the season and this could just be Brees shaking off some rust, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

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