Saints Need An Effective Running Game

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The Saints got a gift from Arizona Sunday: man-to-man coverage from the Cardinals’ defense. You wonder what Arizona was thinking.

Against a team that can’t run the football, you load the box to stop the run and put your secondary in a precarious spot … on the road.

Coaches get paid a lot of money in the NFL, but that plan was a head scratcher. Down the road the Saints will have to be a team that runs the football with some effectiveness.

Especially the next three weeks: the Saints host Miami, then go to Chicago, and New England. All three teams are 3-0.

The Saints proved Sunday they can without a running game, but can you compete for a championship without one?