The Saints looked like they have returned to that contender form today. Coach Sean Payton had his team performing at a high level in front of the Monday Night audience.
The Saints should start to get that respect back from the rest of the league. They destroyed the Miami Dolphins tonight with a 38-17 victory.
The Saints offense can move the ball down the field. The running game is still struggling to get on point, but the passing attack is in full swing. Drew Brees has weapons in Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles.
The defense has been playing at a high level this year after playing terrible last season. They are forcing turnovers and attacking the quarterback.
Jimmy Graham had a couple of catches for 73 yards and a couple of scores. Darren Sproles busted out for 142 yards from scrimmage and a couple of touchdowns. Drew Brees passed for 413 yards and 4 touchdowns. The offense was on point.
The Saints defense was knocking Ryan Tannehill around all night. Junior Gallette and Cameron Jordan were pounding on Tannehill all night.
The Saints are playing at a high level and need to be looked at as a contender.