The Saints remain one of the best teams in the NFL.
Sunday's game doesn't change that, and neither should next week's game against Kansas City. But as we enter the final stretch of the season, whatever issues a team is facing are now part of their identity more so than something to overcome.
New Orleans has gotten – and deserves – more leniency in some cases than other teams due to all the injuries it has faced. Thus, there are still some aspects of the offense that are in wait-and-see mode until Drew Brees returns to action. But the team's offensive line – particularly the interior – needs to hurry up and figure it out. Patience is running thin.