Back to their old ways, Saints struggle to stop big plays
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METAIRIE, La. — Here we go again.
Lighting up scoreboards on both sides of the ball.
Sunday’s 43-37 overtime win at Atlanta was exhilarating. And New Orleans has to feel good about sitting in a tie for first place in the NFC South at 2-1 overall despite a shaky start.
But the Saints have a big problem on defense that needs to get fixed in a big hurry. They’re allowing “explosive” plays in the passing game at an alarming rate.
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The Saints have been torched for six passing plays of 45-plus yards this season, including a pass interference penalty. That’s twice as many as any other team.