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Saints, Tigers going in different directions: "What They are Saying"

While LSU pounded the Vandals, the Saints offensive and defensive lines took a pounding from the Panthers. LSU improved its record to 3-0, while the Saints dropped to 0-2. Here are a few stories from around the league and "What They are Saying" about LSU and the Saints:

From the Washington Post:

A 63-14 blowout of Idaho on Saturday, which helped the Tigers climb to No. 2 in the AP poll, served as the latest reminder that LSU's sideline is loaded with exceptional players waiting for their chance to shine.

From Yahoo! Sports:

The New Orleans secondary is allowing too many big pass plays, but the major problem lies in the run defense. Unfortunately, things will not get any easier for the Saints, who will face the Kansas City Chiefs next.

From ESPN:

The Southeastern Conference rivals were ranked first and second for eight weeks during last season before eventually meeting in the BCS title game.

From Fox News: 

"I was shocked just as much as anybody," Newton said. "Of all of the people on this field to be wide open, you would think Smitty would be the last person. But that is what type of pressure the zone read gives us."

From CBS Sports:

The Tigers cruised to a 63-14 win over Idaho on Saturday. We might not get a true sense for how good this team is until it travels to Florida on Oct. 6. Last week's power ranking: 2. Next up: at Auburn, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

From HeraldOnline:

Side judge Brian Stropolo was replaced as part of Sunday's officiating crew after the NFL was alerted to photos Stropolo had posted on his Facebook page of him tailgating in Saints gear prior to an exhibition this season.


Auburn's defense turns attention to LSU after being 'embarrassed' in Baton Rouge last year.


DEFENSELESS: So far, the new-look Saints defense has been hard to look at. After getting torched by a handful of big plays in Week 1, they gave up even more of them in Week 2.

From SB Nation:

A pair of 0-2 teams with struggling defenses meet in Week 3, as the Kansas City Chiefs head on the road to take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

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