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Fan pulse: What do you think of the New Orleans Saints first quarter of the season?

Here’s an opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts on the first part of the Saints season

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Four games into the 2016 New Orleans Saints year means we’re already a quarter of the way through the football season. While Week 4's victory over the San Diego Chargers resulted in a much-needed win heading into the bye week, there's still work to be done for this squad.

We know the offense has been pretty darn good, and the defense has been pretty bad. Dennis Allen's defense has struggled overall, but Sean Payton's offense has continued their top production.

By the numbers

Here's a look at some of the Saints team leaders and how they stack up in the league.

Passing - Drew Brees (1,269 yards - 2nd in NFL)

Rushing - Mark Ingram (221 yards - T-19th in NFL)

Receiving Yards - Brandin Cooks (255 - 28th in NFL)

Receptions - Michael Thomas (21 - T-20th in NFL)

Yards After Catch - Brandin Cooks (117 - 10th in NFL)

Tackles - Craig Robertson (41 - T-3rd in NFL)

Sacks - Nick Fairley (3.0 - T-14th in NFL)

Pass Defenses - Ken Crawley (4 - T-22nd in NFL)

Total Offense - 5th (1,544 yards); Passing - 2nd (1,217 yards); Rushing - 26th (327 yards); Points - 3rd (114)

Total Defense - 31st (1,691 yards); Passing - 29th (1,205 yards); Rushing - 25th (486 yards); Points - 32nd (130)

Sacks - 7.0 (22nd); Pass Defenses - T-12th (19); Interceptions - T-27th (1); Forced Fumbles - T-6th (5)

With the Saints making a host of free agency moves to improve the team while cutting veterans like C.J. Spiller and continuing to pile onto their dead money totals, general manager Mickey Loomis has come under some fire. However, don't think that he's going anywhere.

Still, we want to gauge your thoughts and your satisfaction with Loomis and the coaching staff. Also, sound off on some of the things you liked from the first quarter of the season, and what has to change (defense - of course) for the Saints to make a run.