Three studs and two duds from New Orleans Saints week one win

• Blake Grupe delivered

• Trevor Penning struggled with the speed rush

• Saints secondary came to play

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Stud: Saints entire secondary

This was a game to forget for Tannehill.

The Tennessee quarterback struggled throughout the day and had 198 yards on 16-of-34 passing attempts. He also had three interceptions with the New Orleans secondary making life miserable for the Titans wideouts as well.

Lattimore, Marcus Maye, and Paulson Adebo all had interceptions — and those are the plays that stood out. They're also the ones that will be shown on highlight reels.

However, the best defensive back might have been Alontae Taylor. He finished with five tackles and while he had no interceptions, he was excellent in coverage all day and deserves a lot of praise for his play.

Dud: Jamaal Williams - Running back

With Alvin Kamara suspended, Jamaal Williams is expected to get plenty of touches for the Saints. That was the case in Week one as he had 18 rushing attempts and two receptions, but he didn't do much at all with his opportunities.

Williams finished with seven yards through the air and 45 on the ground. That number is also somewhat inflated as his final run went for 11 yards, meaning his night would have been much worse had it not been for that play.

He also nearly gave the Titans another chance when he fumbled the ball at the end of that run. Williams was fortunate enough to recover it but this was far from the debut he wanted.

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