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Preseason began Thursday night and not exactly in the fashion Saints fans would have liked. But there are plenty of links out there describing what happened in New Orleans' 27-24 loss to NewEngland.

So, here's some Saints Linkage for your morning commute (the EOSBis is no way condoning reading while driving a motor vehicle).

New Orleans was sloppy is in its loss to New England and that's a word Head Coach Sean Payton used.

While I said the Saints came crashing down to Earth, I was playing off of a quote from Tracy Porter, who said watching film would do just that.

Jeff Duncan of the T-P/NOLA.com media gang says the Saints might have lost a little more than two players this week in New England. They could have lost some of their Super Bowl aura.

James Varney, Duncan's teammate at the T-P/NOLA.com, says tackling was an issue Thursday night.

Mike Triplett pens his game story for the T-P/NOLA.com and writes that the game was a wake-up call.

Brian Allee-Walsh of NewOrleans.com allays fans' fears and says don't worry about Thursday night's loss.

Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald chronicles exactly Julian Edelman's story of destruction to the Saints' secondary.

Ian R. Rapoport, friend of the EOSB and writer at the Boston Herald, gives instant reaction to the Saints-Patriots game.

Shalise Menza Young of the Boston Globe describes how Thursday night went down.

Christopher Price of WEEI writes 10 things we learned from Thursday's game.

And in non-game news, David Leon Moore of USAToday says Reggie Bush has been contrite to USCabout his past transgressions.

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