After giving up 17 points and 232 yards of offense in the first half, the defense adjusted and allowed just 74 yards until the fateful final 70-yard drive.
They sacked Tom Brady five times and allowed just 33 percent of the third-downs they faced to be converted.
The offense, held to just seven points and 130 yards in the first half, rang up 231 yards and put up 20 points in the final 30 minutes...
... listen closely to Greer, Collins, Galette and others in the locker room and you hear, through the bitter tone, that their thoughts Sunday were positive, maybe amazingly so considering how the game ended.
“I don’t feel like we took a step backward,” Galette said. “It sounds crazy, but I think we took a step forward today. We know who we are as a team.”
“The bye week, it woulda been a lot nicer and more enjoyable to go in with a win,” Collins added. “But 5-1 is a pretty good start to this season. We know this team is special.”
They’re also humble again, and that’s a dangerous thought for the rest of the league. http://www.wwltv.com/sports/black-and-gold/Humbled-but-resilient-Saints-can-take-plenty-of-positives-from-Sunday-227612231.html