The return of Sean Payton was a sweet one for the New Orleans Saints as the team defeated their bitter rivals, the Atlanta Falcons, at home 23-17 for the first win of the season. The Saints played a great all-around game and started the season on top of the NFC south division. Drew Brees was on point despite one interception, but he did throw for 357 yards. The Saints’ running game needs some work and the defense is showing signs of improvement. However, another big story from the week one contest was the play of Marques Colston.
Colston had a good game as he caught five passes for 68 yards and one touchdown, and in doing so broke a record. Colston is now the Saints’ all-time reception leader as he caught his 533rd reception on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Brees. Furthermore, Colston became the Saints’ all-time touchdown leader last year and now has 59 touchdowns for the Saints.
Colston is already the Saints’ greatest receiver of all-time and one of the best players the franchise has ever seen. From his humble beginnings as a seventh-round pick to his stardom as the Saints’ No. 1 receiver, Colston has been a model of consistency for the Saints.
The Saints have a great receiving unit and Colston is the leader of the pack. Colston may not always have flashy numbers but he is the Saints’ most reliable receiver and always steps up when needed. The Saints are 1-0 to start the season and next week they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the 0-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints are off to a great start and Colston has started the season off strong, and a return to the playoffs seems like a realistic opportunity for the team.