- Both teams came into this game with defenses that had given up a lot of big plays in the week before, and the trend continued for both teams.
- From a game planning standpoint, Sean Payton’ staff did not appear to do anything different from Week 1. The Saints are working with a lot of young players, but for the second week in a row, the defensive play calls did not appear sound.
- The Patriots did an excellent job getting a FG attempt off – successfully – at the end of the first half when they were out of time outs. Bill Belichick’s clock management in this game.