"Well, we are back where we started. Five weeks in to the season, the New Orleans Saints were 1-4 and coming off of an ugly loss in Philadelphia. The hope for the season had vanished. But, a three game winning streak got the black and gold to 4-4, re-igniting faith that a playoff run was completely possible, especially with what appeared to be a favorable schedule ahead. Three games later, they are once again three games below .500 and any hope that had remained has run dry. Three games ago, just about anyone would have said that the Saints were a better team than the Houston Texans, but how quickly things can change. The Texans started winning, while the Saints started losing…again. Today’s 24-6 loss in Houston drops the Saints to 4-7, as they sit in last place in the NFC South. It was their first game since firing Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan during the bye week last week, with Dennis Allen taking over to fill his position. The defense still showed flaws, but the same constant issues on the offensive side of the ball reared their ugly head and it made for an ugly outing. The issues were the same that we have witnessed since Week 1. Inability to protect Drew Brees, inconsistent rushing attack, and receivers struggling to get open. Mix those ingredients together and you have a recipe for a stagnant, struggling offense. That was the case today and Brees and company paid dearly."

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