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New Orleans Saints (0-2)

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@ Min
L 19-29
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vs. NE
L 20-36
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vs. Det
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Bad pass defense still haunts Saints

(TSX / STATS) -- METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are 0-2 and the biggest factor in the losses has been their poor defense against the pass.

The Saints lost to the New England Patriots (36-20) in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, six days after losing at Minnesota (29-19) and they rank last in the NFL in passing yards allowed (388.5 per game) and opposing passer rating (141.4).

That's nearly 40 yards per game and nearly 20 ratings points worse than the next worst team, New England, which is tied with New Orleans for the most touchdown passes allowed (six).

NFC South Division
Atlanta 2001.000
Carolina 2001.000
Tampa Bay 1001.000
New Orleans 020.000
Full Standings
Pass Yds: D. Brees647
Pass TDs: D. Brees3
Rush Yds: M. Ingram69
Rush TDs: None 
Rec Yds: M. Thomas134
Rec TDs: C. Fleener2
Int: A. Anzalone0
Sacks: A. Anzalone1.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 773 (3)
Passing Yards: 647 (3)
Rushing Yards: 141 (26)
Points per game: 19.5 (16)
Yards per game: 386.5 (3)
Touchdowns: 3 (21)
Field Goals: 6 (2)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 1025 (32)
Passing Yards: 793 (32)
Rushing Yards: 248 (25)
Points per game: 32.5 (31)
Yards per game: 512.5 (32)
Touchdowns: 7 (30)
Field Goals: 6 (31)
Date Player Transactions
9/15 B. Harris signed
9/14 A. Bighill pract. squad add
9/12 A. Bighill cut
9/12 D. Lasco II pract. squad add
9/11 A. Bighill active/prac. squad
9/11 B. Harris cut
9/9 B. Braman cut
9/9 J. Dorenbos reserve/non football injury aortic aneurysm
9/9 Z. Wood signed
9/9 B. Braman off IR undisclosed
Date Player Status
9/17 T. Armstead shoulder (Out)
9/17 Z. Strief knee (Out)
9/17 T. Hendrickson illness (Questionable)
9/17 N. Stupar hamstring (Questionable)
9/11 T. Armstead shoulder (Out)
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