The sour taste from Monday Night football still lingers in the mouths of Saints players. The team didn’t play well all-around, but will try and leave a better aftertaste Sunday night at with some home cooking against the Green Bay Packers.
“When you take a loss, you have to learn from it,” said Saints linebacker Demario Davis. “It's just like winning. When you win, you don't get caught up in in the winning, you just prepare and get ready to get better and go forward the next week. The same with losing; you have to turn the page and correct mistakes and get going.”
Getting going will require the Fleur-di-lis D to slow down the NFL’s top offense. Green Bay is averaging 502 yards with 42.5 points per game.
“They have a very explosive offense, they have a lot of weapons and can get the ball to people in a lot of different ways and so it makes it challenging,” acknowledged Davis. “We have good guys on our side as well. Come Sunday, our guys have to be better than their guys.”
New Orleans is 1-1 and still in first in the NFC South, holding the tie-breaker over 1-1 Tampa. The Black & Gold have beaten the Packers the past 2 meeting and putting a halt to their 2-0 run Sunday night is needed to reestablish some NFC dominance.
“I think the biggest thing is what the good teams do is not let one loss turn into two,” said Davis. “And, so the best way to get that sour taste out of your mouth is to get a victory. We've got a good challenge in front of us and we have to find a way to get that done.”
The Saints opened as 3.5 point favorites for Sunday Night’s showdown in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Kickoff on WWL Saints radio is 720pm.