In my preview columns for the game against the Giants, there were a few areas I thought to be very important in order for the Saints to come out victorious on Sunday. In my estimation, they did all of these very well. 1. Eliminate turnovers, because the Giants score off them. The Saints had zero turnovers in Sunday's game. Drew Brees only threw one pass all day that could've been picked, and it was instead caught by Lance Moore on a ricochet. Defensively, the Saintsácaused two turnovers. For all you math majors out there, this is good for a +2 turnover differential. Anytime you can do that in a game you have a very good opportunity to win. 2. Get an early lead. á Obviously the Saints did this with another opening-possession touchdown and following that up with touchdowns on the next thre ...
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