The New Orleans Saints dropped to 0-4 as they lost to the Green Bay Packers by one point. Despite the loss, there was one very bright spot for the Saints and that was the play of wide receiver Marques Colston.
Colston had a huge game as he hauled in nine catches for 153 yards and a touchdown. In fact, Colston’s lone touchdown reception helped Drew Brees tie Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. Colston caught that touchdown in the first quarter of the game, but he was just getting started.
Of Colston’s nine receptions, six of them were for first downs and he and Brees were on point all day as the Saints nearly pulled out a victory. Colston looked great and proved that his foot is in fact pain free.
Colston had been dealing with plantar fasciitis since the preseason and this had been affecting his play through the first three weeks of the regular season. However, it was clearly evident that Colston is back to 100 percent as he had a breakout game at Lambeau Field.
It was encouraging to see Colston have such a great game because the Saints have definitely been missing his production. Now that Colston is healthy again, the Saints will need more games like this from him as they look to save their season.
Furthermore, this was a great game for Colston to have a breakout performance. Colston dominated the Packers’ secondary and it should give him confidence going forward. The Packers’ secondary is much improved from last season and has been great so far this season.
Colston is the Saints best wide receiver and now that he is healthy, the Saints will look to him to carry some of the offensive load. If Colston can continue to dominate the opponents’ secondary, then he could be instrumental in a Saints turnaround.