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2007 Redux: Titans 13, Saints 7

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Saints lose at home on Monday night and lose their division lead. Drew Brees has a cold night and the Saints offense continues to get off to a slow start. It just doesn't seem as powerful and explosive as everyone thought it would be so far this season. Mare misses FG attempt.

Wow, this is eerily like the real season.

The Saints dropped their first game at home this season in front of the entire country on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans. This one did not turn out as well as last seasons Monday night home opener against the dirty birds. Yet another close game, but the Saints inability to pull the trigger on offense puts them on the losing end.

Three Drew Brees interceptions negated all offensive production. Deuce had a great game on the ground, running for a total of 123 yards, hauling in another 25 yards. Reggie Bush was the leading receiver on the night with 56 yards on only 2 catches, including a long 44 yarder. The defense continued to pile on the sacks, tallying 4 on the day, one each by Hollis Thomas, Roman Harper, Scott Fujita and Jay Bellamy. Scott Shanle was a monster on the field, leading the team with 10 tackles. Mare, of course, missed a FG attempt. He is as much a disappointment in the virtual world as he is in the real world.

Atlanta, who has Michael Vick playing quarterback, now takes the lead in the NFC South.

Scoring Summary

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Saints 0 0 7 0 - 7
Titans 7 0 3 3 - 13

Game Stats

Stat

Saints Titans
Score 7 13
Total Offense 316 276
Rushing Yards 140 117
Passing Yards 176 159
First Downs 16 15
PR Yards 17 103
KR Yards 78 20
Possession 30:10 29:50
Turnovers 3 0
3rd Down Conv. 5/15 8/18
Red Zone Offense 0% 33%
Penalty Yards 49

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Division Standings

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Atlanta
2 1 0 .666 89 74
New Orleans
1 2 0 .333 46 52
Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 46 67
Carolina 1 2 0 .333 62 77

Individual Stats

Player Yards Comp. Att. Pct. TD Int.
Drew Brees 188 17 30 56.7% 1 3

Player Yards Attempts Avg. TD Fumble
Deuce McAllister 30 123 4.1 0 0
Reggie Bush 13 1 13.0 0 0

Player Rec. Yards Long TD
Reggie Bush 2 56 44 1
Marques Colston 5 41 17 0
Deuce McAllister
4 25 10 0
David Patten
2 13 9 0
Eric Johnson 2 32 22 0

Player Tackles Sacks Int.
Scott Shanle
10 0 0
Mark Simoneau 5 0 0
Hollis Thomas
4 1 0
Jay Bellamy
1 1 0
Roman Harper
2 1 0
Scott Fujita
5 1 0
Mike McKenzie
6 0 0

Player Att. Comp. Long
Olindo Mare 1 0 0