NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints’ pursuit of perfection looks more attainable with every lopsided victory.
Following their 38-17 triumph over the New England Patriots on Monday night, nine of the Saints’ 11 wins have been by double digits and their average margin of victory is 16.9 points.
Of their five remaining regular-season games, only two will be against teams that currently have winning records — including Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Redskins (3-8) in FedEx Field.
Yet quarterback Drew Brees, who threw for 371 yards and five TDs against the Patriots, cautioned against making too much of the Saints’ impressive dismantling of the Patriots.
“By no means is anybody going to roll over for us,” Brees said. “We understand that and know next week’s game is as big as this one.”
The Redskins proved that and, by nearly winning at Philadelphia on Sunday, showed they haven’t given up.