The Saints defense had forced two turnovers on the season heading into last week’s game against the Lions, a number they doubled against Detroit by picking off two Matthew Stafford passes.
That helped lead to two short fields for the Saints, something they hadn’t experienced in their first five games of the season, and they were able to turn those turnovers into 10 points. The result of the game wasn’t what the Saints wanted as the Lions came back to win after Drew Brees threw an interception of his own, but members of the defense know that the odds are in their favor if they can get Brees the ball in advantageous situations more often.
That’s why they’ve instituted “Operation: Feed Drew” in New Orleans.
“We have to keep taking those,” safety Kenny Vaccaro said, via the Baton Rouge Advocate. “The more chances he gets to score the ball, the better chance we have at winning.”
The nascent operation could find the sledding tough this Sunday. The Packers have turned the ball over four times all season, which may leave Brees to feed himself in a game that’s probably going to take a lot of points for the Saints to win.