When it comes to selecting a team more explosive than the New Orleans Saints, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick can't name one. "It wouldn't surprise me if the Saints set whatever records there are, because I can't think of too many teams - I can’t think of any, really - that are any more explosive than this team is," Belichick said according to the *Boston Globe. *The Patriots travel to New Orleans for Monday Night football (8:30pm ET).
Belichick added that the Saints are more balanced than the Colts, according to the Providence Journal.
The *Boston Herald *reports on the team's problems in the second half of games this season. The Patriots have totaled 290 points -- second only to the Saints and Vikings -- but tallied a mere 94 in the second half of games compared to 196 in the first. Additioanlly, the team has produced zero points in the third quarter against the Jets, Broncos and Colts, which happen to be their three defeats.
CB Leigh Bodden comments on playing another undefeated opponent: "Definitely looking forward to it, just like we were looking forward to playing against the Indianapolis Colts," Bodden said yesterday according to the Associated Press. "They're undefeated. It's always good to play a great team like that, and they're on a roll."
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USA Today reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Terrence Nunn from New England's practice squad. Nunn went undrafted from Nebraska in 2008 and didn't see any action during the regular season with the Patriots.
How will the Patriots get pressure on Saints QB Drew Brees? Click here to find out what the Patriots are unlikely to do according to ESPN Boston.