Week 2: New Orleans Saints 16, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14- Post Game Thoughts

This was a very odd game.  For starters it was delayed early with a 1 hour and nine minute stoppage due to a passing lightning storm.  Then, after a 17 points were scored in the first quarter, only 13 points were scored for the rest of the game, and seven of those came on an incredible 85 yard pick-six from Mason Foster early in the fourth quarter.  This play reminded me of the pick-six that James Harrison had in the Super Bowl against the Cardinals (only on a lesser scale).  Anyways, with the help of a grand performance by Jimmy Graham, the Saints eek out a two point victory courtesy of a last second field goal.  The Saints have to be happy to be 2-0 under Sean Payton again and both wins came in really tough divisional games against the Falcons last week and the Bucs this week.  Josh Freeman probably never wants to face a Rob Ryan coached defense for as long as he has left to play in the NFL.  He was 9/22 for 125 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception this week.  The other times he faced a Ryan coordinated defense he was not very good either.  Last year against the Cowboys he was 10/28 for 110 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 pick and in 2010 he was 17/28 for 182 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.  So, in three games he has thrown four touchdowns, three picks, and gone for only 417 yards.  Simply put, Rob Ryan has Josh Freeman figured out.


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