3 and Out: Breaking down Saints' toughest weapons

3 and Out: Breaking down Saints' toughest weapons
October 10, 2013, 1:00 am
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CSNNE.com's Patriots insider Tom E. Curran and Mike Giardi discuss the Saints' toughest weapons that the Patriots will face on Sunday in this week's "3 and Out."

1. Drew Brees: "That little midget is a pain, isn't he?" Curran says. His nearly 70-percent completion ratio is one of the many factors that make him "the best [quarterback] they've seen" so far this season.

2. Jimmy Graham: The Saints tight end "speed-wise isn't [Lions All-Pro] Calvin Johnson," says Curran, "but he's close." The Pats have been up to the challenge in facing receivers A.J. Green of the Bengals and Julio Jones of the Falcons. Graham provides another tough test. Curran likes Pats corner Aquib Talib on Graham.

3. Darren Sproles: Another dimnuntive, but potent threat. A challenge taking handoffs or as a receiver out of the backfield, the ex-Charger is the "epitome of what a third-down back should be" and a reminder of what the Patriots loss in letting their own little big man, Danny Woodhead, go to San Diego.