Three studs and two duds from Saints loss to Packers

The New Orleans Saints fell to 2-1 with a loss to the Green Bay Packers. Here are the players who stood out as studs and duds in the Saints week three defeat.
Blake Grupe, New Orleans Saints
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The undefeated season is over for the New Orleans Saints. The Saints came into Week 3 with a record of 2-0 and they were winning on the strength of their defense. That continued for the first 30 minutes against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday but it was a different story in the second half.

Joe Woods' became famous in Cleveland for surrendering big leads and that's exactly what happened in week three as they gave up 18 points in the second half. They did have a shot to steal the win back but Blake Gruppe was unable to connect on a 46-yard field goal.

To add injury to insult, they could also be without Derek Carr for a while after he suffered a shoulder injury early in the third quarter.

With all the dust now settling, let's look back at the game and identify three studs and two duds from the loss.

Saints Stud: Chris Olave, WR

Chris Olave continues to prove he's a legit No. 1 wideout in the NFL. He entered week three with 198 yards on 14 receptions. He then added his second 100-yard outing of the year against Green Bay, hauling in eight receptions for 104 yards to lead the team.

He was even the primary reason they had a shot to win it at the end. Olave caught two passes on the final drive, one for 28 yards and one for 10. That means he was responsible for all but nine yards on their potential game-winning drive.

If there's one area for improvement this year, it would be getting into the end zone. Olave has yet to score a touchdown but that's been an issue for the team as a whole.