What To Watch For As Saints Visit Patriots

October 12, 2013 11:00 AM
What To Watch For As Saints Visit Patriots
" BOSTON (CBS) — For the first time this year, the Patriots head into the weekend coming off a loss. And in what is some unfortunate timing for the Pats, they’ll be facing by far the best team on their schedule to date.

The New Orleans Saints come to town with a pristine 5-0 record, fresh off a thoroughly impressive road victory in Chicago. The Saints, after winning two tight division games to start the season, have put together three straight pretty convincing wins, in which they’ve won by an average of 18 points.

Drew Brees and the Saints boast the league’s second-best passing attack at 327 yards per game, trailing only Denver’s prolific 374, and Brees’ 8.57 yards per passing attempt rank him fourth in the NFL. But the Saints aren’t a one-trick pony, as they’ve allowed the fourth-fewest points per game in the NFL through five weeks.\

The Patriots badly want to avoid a losing streak, but doing so won’t be easy. Here’s what to watch for as the Pats prepare for New Orleans.

No. 9 If you’re talking about the Saints, you can’t start anywhere except at quarterback "

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