New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots: 5 Players To Watch

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Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws an incomplete pass as he is pressured by New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich (50) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Saints 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints will play their first home game of the 2015 NFL season against the New England Patriots tonight. After a few days of joint practices at the Greenbrier in West Virginia, the Saints come back home hungry for a win.

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The last-second loss to the Baltimore Ravens in their preseason opener left a bad taste in everybody’s mouth, especially after such a nice comeback from the second- and third-string players. Overall it was a sloppy game for New Orleans as they were flagged 16 times but hopefully the coaching staff has worked on that and we’ll see more focused players on the field this time.

Also, keep an eye on the injured players from last week (notably cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Delvin Breaux and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe) even if I doubt they’ll get a lot of snaps in this game, if any at all. And now let’s see which players are worth keeping an eye on tonight.

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