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27 Oct 2010

ESPN AGS: Browns over Saints

Normally, Any Given Sunday looks at what we can learn from an upset about a team's weaknesses going forward. But sometimes, an upset is just an upset, and this was one of those weeks. Plus: Why Colt McCoy's early accuracy is nothing special.

Posted by: Vince Verhei on 27 Oct 2010

2 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2010, 3:53pm by Joseph

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by stephenmcf :: Wed, 10/27/2010 - 3:53pm

We will learn a lot about the Saints after this game against Pittsburgh. Personally, I think the offense will bounce back this week, despite facing a much tougher defense than Cleveland.

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by Joseph :: Wed, 10/27/2010 - 3:53pm

As a Saints fan, those things are good to know.
Also, I have a feeling that, as all SB champs, the Saints are being "targeted"--esp. by the "lesser" teams on their schedule. As has been stated by multiple writers, a team will take more risks to try to pull off an upset when they believe they are overmatched. On this site, this is stated as "Variance."
Hats off to the Browns' players & coaches. They prepared and executed well, and they were clearly in control of the game the whole time. Hopefully, this will serve as a wake-up call for the Saints' players & coaches. [It also won't hurt to get some DB's & RB's back.]