They Aren't 'Aints Anymore

New Orleans gets first win of the season over floundering Seahawks 28-17
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2007 3:31 AM CDT
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant, left, and defensive tackle Chuck Darby, right, try to tackle diving New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush in the first half Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In their 28-17 defeat of the Seahawks last night, the New Orleans Saints finally looked like the team they were touted to be before their inauspicious 0-4 start. Reggie Bush's 141 yards and 246 from quarterback Drew Brees helped the Saints "get this monkey off" their back, and Seattle continued their own streak of sloppy play, reports AP.

A first-quarter punt attempt by the Seahawks turned into a seven-point deficit when Pierre Thomas recovered the fumbled snap for a touchdown. Seattle later failed to recover a Saints fumble when Eric Johnson grabbed the loose ball from a pile of Seahawks for a gain of 15 yards. "We did pop that can open," summarized Brees.