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Chris Olave a bright spot in Saints winners and losers from Week 3

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Winners

Chris Olave

As the title indicates, Olave had himself a game on Sunday and it was great to finally see the rookie have a big day. The Ohio State product finished the ball game with nine catches for 147 yards and averaged 16.3 yards per catch. We saw why the team spent a first-round pick on the guy, that's for sure.

Tre'Quan Smith

I was happy to see Smith put together one of his best games in some time. The former third-round pick finished the day with four catches for 105 yards and he averaged 26.3 yards per catch. He was on fire and it was really unfortunate that he got banged up near the end of the game because he finally looked like a weapon that could do some damage.

Pete Werner

The Saints have a star on their hands in Werner, who once again led the team in tackles with 11 total. Six of those tackles were solo tackles. Werner just continues to be the gift that keeps on giving and it's a shame that his talent is being wasted because the offense is inept.

Defense

Going along with my last point on Werner's entry, this defense deserves so much better than what the rest of the team has given them. Before any of us could really blink, the Saints had fumbled and the Panthers scored off of it, making it 7-0. That's not on the NOLA defense.

All together, New Orleans' defense surrendered 16 of the Panthers' 22 points, which for most teams, would still keep their offense in the game. Not the Saints though. Their defense has to play lights out and get their own scores every week for this team to have a shot and that's not how it should be.

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