8/ Record breaking stomping of Indy
The question heading into New Orleans’ Sunday night game against Indianapolis wasn’t really if the Saints would beat the Colts.
No, more questions dealt with how the Saints would handle coach Sean Payton not being on the sideline and calling plays after having surgery to fix a torn meniscus and broken tibial plateau in his left leg.
Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. got the nod and boy did he show up with a splash.
The Saints broke franchise records in a 62-7 stomping of the Colts and scored on their first nine possessions. In the third quarter alone the Saints had the ball for all but 2 minutes, 47 seconds of the quarter.
The dome was getting crunk for nearly the entire evening and Carmichael Jr. set a path from which he would begin to get names for possible head-coaching positions because of the ease with which the Saints’ offense ran with him running the show.