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Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker gets past Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins during an their game Sunday, Oct. 28, in Denver. The Broncos won 34-14. (Associated Press)<br>

Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker gets past Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins during an their game Sunday, Oct. 28, in Denver. The Broncos won 34-14. (Associated Press)

Saints learning how opposing defenses must've felt

Last Modified: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:23 PM

METAIRIE (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are learning how opposing defenses must've felt the past few years.

Picked apart.

Run over.

Beaten down.

The Saints' defense is on pace for a truly historic season, and that's not a good thing. They have already become the first team since at least 1950 — maybe ever — to give up more than 400 yards in seven straight games. On average, they've surrendered 50 yards more per game than the NFL's next-worst team. If this keeps up, the Saints will obliterate the record for most yards allowed in a season.

Not surprisingly, the defending NFC South champions are off to a miserable start, going into Monday night's game against Philadelphia with a 2-5 record. But interim coach Joe Vitt says not major changes are planned.

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