+) The Saints are looking a lot like the 2009 Super Bowl Saints lately. Especially last night, but over the last 3 weeks they’ve played very well. They can definitely beat the Packers in the playoffs, even at Lambeau Field, even in 15 degree weather. I don’t know if they WILL, but they certainly CAN.
+) Analysts keep talking about the liability of the Saints defense; that they give up too many yards and too many points. I don’t view this as a problem. Those are empty yards and empty points. The Giants put up 460 yards and 24 points, but they were already down by 18 at halftime. In the first half, the Giants scored 3 points. And the Saints defense is a liability? It’s not like the Giants made a comeback at any point in the game.
Once the Saints have a lead, the defense takes more chances, blitzes more, goes after turnovers and big plays, which often leads to more yards for the other team. This isn’t unique to the Giants game, it’s how they play.
+) Before the Giants game, the important matchup was touted as the Saints offensive line vs. the Giants defensive line. It’s easy to see who won that matchup. The Saints offensive line has played lights out for the past 3 games, and is a big reason why the Saints are back in Super Bowl form lately.
+) It’s time someone said it, Drew Brees is amazing. Breesus is an appropriate nickname. He’s a Hall of Fame QB, he’s playing as well as anyone in the league this year (maybe excepting Rodgers), he’s been the best quarterback of the last 5 years in the NFL, bar none. It’s about time someone gave him his due. Props to Drew Brees.