TOUGHEST DAY, WHEN ALL WAS SAID AND DONE
Oh, Alfonzo Dennard. For everything Talib, Arrington, and Devin McCourty did in the secondary, Dennard just couldn't keep up. His missed tackles throughout the night were one thing, but his missed timing on Brees' touchdown pass was worse. The quarterback faced third-and-20 and needed six points. There were four minutes left in regulation and 34 yards to the end zone. Dennard, on Saints receiver Kenny Stills, jumped too early and went down with empty arms. Stills came up with the touchdown grab. With the extra point, New Orleans took the lead.