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.