Posted by Pigskin Loving Lady on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM
Week 2 told a different tale. Saints defense scrapped the Bears as if Chicago owed them rent money. Keeping pressure on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was essential in the 30-13 Saints victory, as Cutler was sacked six times and fumbled the ball once. Still, Cutler managed to complete 19 passes and one touchdown.
The Saints offense shined as well with Brees taking charge and completing 26 of 37 passes for 270 yards. Three touchdown passes were completed to wideouts Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson, and another to running back Darren Sproles.
As several Saints fans have observed, Sproles has been making a whole lotta noise since before the season began. He may be a little man (standing 5’6…he only has me by three inches!), but he has big presence, the speed and enthusiasm the Saints needed.
Although I still have love for Reggie Bush, I can say Sproles’s huge impact in such a short time makes fans forget #25 existed. Is it right? Eh, I’ll leave everyone to their own opinions. I’m just glad the front office always has something up their sleeves—their master plans almost always steer us in the right direction every season.
Overall, the Saints came in fired up and gained extra confidence being at home in the Superdome. Bears fans, commentators and coaches continue to blame the “crowd noise” as a factor that contributed to the loss. If that’s the case, every team that enters the Dome can expect to have the same problem. You never know what the Dome will be like on any given Sunday!
With a 1-1 record, the Saints are hoping to use Who Dat Nation for more encouragement and gain another W when they face off against the Houston Texans on Sept. 25 at home.