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New Orleans Saints (1-1)

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vs. TB
L 40-48
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vs. Cle
W 21-18
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Payton says Saints' last-ranked run game not in 'crisis'

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton said it's too early to judge New Orleans' last-ranked running game.

New Orleans managed only 43 yards rushing on 13 attempts in a Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, but Payton said that was more about the nature of a game because the Saints had to lean on the pass after falling behind. And though the coach was more critical of the running game following the Saints 21-18 victory over Cleveland, he stressed: "We're talking about one game here. We're not talking about a crisis."

The Saints' surge to the NFC South title last season was fueled to a large degree by a rejuvenated running game that ranked fifth in the NFL.

NFC South Division
Tampa Bay 2001.000
Atlanta 110.500
Carolina 110.500
New Orleans 110.500
Full Standings
Pass Yds: D. Brees682
Pass TDs: D. Brees5
Rush Yds: A. Kamara75
Rush TDs: A. Kamara2
Rec Yds: M. Thomas269
Rec TDs: M. Thomas3
Int: M. Williams1
Sacks: C. Jordan2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 750 (14)
Passing Yards: 682 (3)
Rushing Yards: 105 (32)
Points per game: 30.5 (6)
Yards per game: 375.0 (14)
Touchdowns: 7 (6)
Field Goals: 3 (18)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 856 (29)
Passing Yards: 663 (29)
Rushing Yards: 205 (17)
Points per game: 33.0 (30)
Yards per game: 428.0 (29)
Touchdowns: 7 (27)
Field Goals: 4 (26)
Date Player Transactions
9/19 J. Bromley signed
9/19 D. Sankey pract. squad add
9/19 J. Barrett IV pract. squad del
9/19 T. Lewis on IR knee
9/12 M. Ola cut
9/12 J. Bushrod signed
9/8 J. Bushrod cut
9/8 J. Williams active/prac. squad
9/8 J. Barrett IV pract. squad add
9/7 B. Scott pract. squad add
Date Player Status
9/19 T. Lewis knee (IR)
9/16 T. Davison foot (Out)
9/9 J. Bushrod not injury related (Questionable)
9/9 A. Peat quadriceps (Questionable)
9/2 S. Neasman undisclosed (IR)
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