The Saints were so dominant last night, the only questions by the second quarter was whether they could break all the records.
Or whether their offense could get any better.
Saints coach Sean Payton wasn’t ready to declare it their best performance of the year, but they did set a franchise record with 625 yards and a new NFL record with 40 first downs. But afterward, they were thinking they could do more.
“Oh definitely,” running back Pierre Thomas said, via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “There’s plenty more to come. We’re not done yet.”
The Cowboys will be relieved to know they don’t have to be the victims any more, after they were picked apart in every way imaginable. Not only was Drew Brees himself, but they also ran for 242 yards, the most in the Payton era and the Saints’ most since 1990, and Marques Colston broke out of a slump with a 100-yard game and a touchdown.
“Everybody was clicking today,” Thomas said. “Offense was doing a good job of moving the ball. We were up tempo, especially in the first half like we wanted to be. We just kept pressing at them. We didn’t give up. It shows what we can do as an offense when we’re clicking on all cylinders.”
The task will get much tougher over the next month, as they play three playoff contenders with actual defenses (the 49ers, the Seahawks and the first of their meetings with the Panthers).
But the way the Saints are moving the ball, it’s almost hard to imagine anyone stopping them.