Struggling Patriots Offense Faces Tall Task Against Undefeated Saints

October 8, 2013 12:00 PM
Struggling Patriots Offense Faces Tall Task Against Undefeated Saints
By Gregory Hunt

" For the first time this season, the New England Patriots will face a serious Super Bowl contender when the New Orleans Saints come to Gillette Stadium Sunday for Week Six. Although the Patriots are carrying an impressive looking 4-1 record, their offense has struggled to score points all year (19 PPG), and their 13-6 loss last week to the Cincinnati Bengals was their worst offensive performance yet. Unless the New England offense gets better in a hurry, the Patriots could be looking at a blowout loss.

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints (Credit, Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Season Record

The Saints come into this game with a 5-0 record, making them one of three remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. New Orleans trails the all-time series against New England 4-8, but the Saints won their last meeting 38-17 in a Monday night game in 2009. The Saints went on to win┬áSuper Bowl XLIV that season. Last year, with head coach Sean Payton suspended for the entire season thanks to the “bountygate scandal,” the team struggled to a 7-9 record under interim coaches Joe Vitt and Aaron Kromer "

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