Saints so bad Tom Brady throws three first-quarter TDs for first time in career

By Jesse Reed
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints allowed Sam Bradford to set a new NFL mark for efficient quarterback play in Week 1. They were no better defensively on Sunday against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Brady had himself a monster first quarter, doing something he’s never before done in his entire career.

One of the touchdowns Brady threw was partly due to his own tremendous play to get Rob Gronkowski the ball on the run. However, Gronk absolutely steamrolled his way to the end zone, making minced meat out of New Orleans’ defensive secondary (watch here).

No matter how you slice it, the Saints are still bad — disgustingly bad — on the defensive side of the ball.