It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win is a win. Moreover, this was a game that the Saints would have found a way to lose during weeks 1-4. So we celebrate today, while we wait for this team to look as dominant as they did in 2006.
Brees threw for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns, in a performance that certainly wasn't dominant. Bush was effective, particularly after the half. His touchdown and 2-point conversion plays really demonstrated why he was worthy of being the 2nd overall pick. The drive and power that he showed on the score were particularly impressive. Pierre Thomas made a fabulous run. I'd like to see him get more touches as this season progresses.
Defensively, Grant, Clancy and Bryant Young all sacked the quarterback. The Falcons moved the ball well through the air but only got one score. If Mike Vick had this Roddy White ... he still would've sucked. But Roddy White is pretty good, nonetheless.
I'll take Grant as my MVP.