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Saints Might Actually Be Better Without Reggie Bush

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Pat Yasinkas writes:

Over the three previous seasons, the Saints have played 12 games without Bush. In those games, they went 8-4 and have averaged 33.4 points a game. Last season, they played two games without Bush. They won them both and averaged 38 points a game.

In 2008, Bush missed six games. The Saints went 4-2 and averaged 35.2 points per game. One other encouraging piece of information to look at here is that the Saints aren’t exactly facing a lineup of super teams the next six weeks.

Even though 12 games isn’t much of a sample size, this wouldn’t be the first reason to come to the conclusion that the Saints have often gotten in the habit of forcing the ball to Bush.

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