Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Breakdown: Saints at Chiefs

Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Breakdown: Saints at Chiefs

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - There will be an interesting contrast in styles on Sunday when the Saints meet the Chiefs in Kansas City.

The Saints have the second-highest scoring offense in the NFL, averaging 31 points per game. But they give up an average of 34 points per game - worst in the league.

No one passes it better than they. Only three teams run it worse. They'll undoubtedly be putting the ball in the air a lot against a Kansas City defense that has just seven sacks, 31st in the league. While Brees has been well-protected, going down just eight times, tied for second in the NFL.

In second-year corner Marcus Peters, the Chiefs have the reigning 2015 NFL defensive rookie of the year.  He led the NFL last year with eight interceptions and already has five this season 13 picks in 21 games in his brief but meteoric NFL career.

But no matter whom Peters is defending, Brees can go elsewhere as no one spreads the ball around to all his weapons better than he.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs and Alex Smith are a ball control team that relies on a physical ground game and a cautious passing attack. Smith has but five touchdown passes this season but has also suffered just two interceptions. Former LSU Tiger Spencer Ware is coming off a career day in the victory over Oakland, when he rushed for 131 yards and is on pace to rush for 1,300 on the season.

And with Jamaal Charles getting healthier and ready to contribute more to an already stout run game, the Saint defense will be facing its sternest test of the season to date on the ground.

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