A once struggling New Orleans Saints defense has now become the tough group many expected before the season began. The recent addition of former LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander certainly appears to be paying dividends for the Black and Gold.
After a slow start, the New Orleans Saints rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers but lost quarterback Drew Brees for the second half with an injury to his ribs. He is scheduled for an MRI and X-Rays.
The New Orleans Saints are still trying to improve a defense, especially in the secondary, that’s been vulnerable to big plays and coverage busts, like the 74-yard touchdown given up against the Carolina Panthers.
New Orleans head coach Sean Payton’s mentor, Bill Parcells, is the legend responsible for the universal football motto, “You are what your record says you are,” and for the Saints, that mark heading into the weekend is just above .500 at 3-2.
Michael Thomas has not played since the Saints' season opener against the Buccaneers but after an altercation at practice prompted Sean Payton to keep the wide receiver inactive for what could have been his return against the Chargers, the head coach is remaining non-committal about a return Sunday
The New Orleans Saints had a “productive” meeting with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, her administrations, and the president and CEO of Ochsner Health about a phased approach to safely returning fans to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Saints games during the remainder of the 2020 season.
The Saints could be bolstered by the debut of defensive end Marcus Davenport, who is listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Packers. The third-year pass rusher missed the first two games with an elbow injury.