(WVUE) - Monday night's 29-19 loss in Minnesota marks the eighth straight September game that the New Orleans Saints have lost, a streak that FOX 8 Saints Analyst Jim Henderson sees as a sign of more trouble on the horizon.
"That was the talking point throughout much of the offseason that the Saints had to start faster than they have recently and while it's only one game in September, the schedule certainly doesn't get any easier."
With a well-rested New England Patriots team coming to town coming off their own season-opening loss, Henderson is concerned about the lack of a pass rush exhibited against the Vikings.
"If you put Tom Brady in that sort of position, if you don't hit Tom Brady, he's going to totally pick you apart perhaps better than any quarterback in the modern age."
Jim Henderson provides analysis of the Saints on FOX 8 each week on Thursday during FOX 8 News at 10 PM. The day after games, he calls into FOX 8 News at 8 AM for the Black & Gold Rewind, then joins FOX 8 News at 5 PM for his Commentary and finishes the day with his Black & Gold Review Show at 10:35 PM. He also contributes to the 14 editions of FOX 8 Live Tailgate, which typically airs at 10 a.m. on Sundays before Saints noon games.