New Orleans Saints: Three takeaways from Monday's win

Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints
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Saints takeaway number three: Defense

The Saints may have the best defense in the National Football League. Seriously.

The Saints were relentless on the defensive side of the football and if they keep playing the way they have been the first two weeks of the season (and even in the preseason for whatever that's worth), they'll be recognized as the league's top defense. The Saints' defense has nine returning starters, and the two new starters are a first-round draft pick (Bryan Bresee) and a marquee free agent signing (Khalen Saunders).

The Saints were able to generate consistent pressure all night long on the rookie Bryce Young, sacking him four times and making him throw the ball away often. Marshon Lattimore and Demario Davis were incredible as always and if this unit stays healthy (knock on wood) the league should be on high alert.

There's no doubt that the Saints' defense has carried the team to a 2-0 record thus far, and if they keep playing the way they are now, there should be a lot of buzz in the Big Easy. It's not an exaggeration saying this: This may be one of the best Saints defenses we've ever seen in New Orleans.

It will be fun to see this New Orleans Saints defense, and team as a whole, face off against first-year starter Jordan Love and the Packers on Sunday.