I agree with what you said about the defense, but quite frankly the offense wasn't up to snuff either, for the most part. I understand it is still a good offense, but it is missing the oomph that puts it from "good" to "unstoppable". The Saints, with Payton calling plays, can basically score at will.
Not only did we lose our HC for the season, but our assistant head coach and LBers coach for half a season, which affects the offense and defense, and we lost our best defensive players for half of the season as well. Combine the good rogering (see what I did there?) Goodell handed the team with injuries and Brees' bad play for the last few games, and it's a formula to fail.
This post was edited on 12/13 at 5:57 am