The Saints' defense has failed to play with the opportunistic flair it displayed in 2009 ever since the team won the Super Bowl.
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.
The Saints say head coach Sean Payton is out of surgery and is expected to remain in the hospital until Tuesday.
In this week's edition, Jim Harbaugh and the Niners get physical; the Raiders and Cowboys make shaky calls; a marvelous streak remains intact; and plenty more.
Josh Freeman threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns, Earnest Graham rushed for 109 yards in place of injured starter LeGarrette Blount, and the Bucs outlasted New Orleans 26-20.
Saints head coach Sean Payton suffered a broken knee and a torn MCL in his left knee as a result of a collision on the sideline during his team's Week Six game vs. the Bucs.
The Saints of 2011 are not dominating like they did early in 2009 during their run to a Super Bowl title, but team observers see similarities between the teams.
Saints S Roman Harper was fined $15,000 for his late hit on Panthers WR Steve Smith on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.
Drew Brees found Pierre Thomas for a 6-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left, helping the Saints rally past the Panthers 30-27 on Sunday.
In what was a position of great stability for the Saints from 2006 through last season, health issues have kept them from establishing consistency at right tackle in 2011.
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.
Saints head coach Sean Payton may want to consider emphasizing the running game against Carolina in Week Five.
Drew Brees threw for 351 yards and a touchdown, Darren Sproles added 188 all-purpose yards and the Saints beat the Jaguars 23-10 on Sunday.
Saints second-year TE Jimmy Graham is living up to high expectations, and his best days are still ahead of him.