The New Orleans Saints have been on a tear this season, as they have gone 4-0 through the first quarter of the NFL season. Drew Brees has been leading the offensive attack through the air and has totaled 10 touchdowns with only four interceptions, including four touchdowns in the Saints’ last victory against the Miami Dolphins.
If it was not for Peyton Manning in Denver, Brees would be making a strong case for favorite to win this year’s MVP. However, Brees has not been doing it all on his own, as his receivers have impressed and proved they are one of the best receiving corps in the NFL.
Superstar tight end Jimmy Graham has been having an incredible season thus far, and has hauled in 27 catches for 458 yards and six touchdowns. Graham has essentially been unstoppable this season and has established himself as the best tight end in the league.
Wide receiver Marques Colston has been his usual consistent self and continues to be a reliable receiver for Brees. Furthermore, rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills has shown flashes of greatness and has come up for some big plays this season.
The Saints’ running game could still use some improvement, but they are showing signs of progression. Mark Ingram has been battling injuries and he will miss another game this week as the Saints square off against the Chicago Bears. In Ingram’s absence, the Saints have turned to Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles to carry the load on the ground.
Undrafted rookie running back Khiry Robinson has shown signs that he could help revitalize the Saints’ running game, as he has rushed for 75 yards on 16 carries for the past two games. If the Saints can establish a more consistent running game, their offense will be even more potent and will be an even more dangerous team.
The Saints’ offense has been on fire so far this season, and with the way they are playing, it will be hard to slow them down. The Bears will have the next task to try and slow down the Saints’ offense on Sunday and they will surely be in for a long day.