METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) — It’s no secret, that the Saints’ defense is legit, especially after a 34-0 shutout win at the Patriots in week five. New Orleans’ defense ranks in the top 10 of nearly every major defensive statistic and is the fourth overall defense in the league after five weeks. 

The Saints’ defense is quickly becoming a unit respected and feared league-wide, and it all starts with their identity as a group and as individuals paired with their attention to the small things.

“It’s their identity of who they want to be and how we want to play it special,” Foster Moreau, Saints tight end, said. “These guys, it just starts with their belief in themselves and just the way they come out and perform and execute. They know that we know that I love playing with this defense. These guys, these guys are strong-willed, petty, dangerous individuals. You don’t really have to know too much to see how well they play.”

“Feel like we’re just paying attention to the small details,” Alontae Taylor, Saints cornerback, said. “Now we’re honing in on that. And last week was our best practice week that we had, and it showed on Sunday. So, we know the answer. So, we’ve got to make sure we continue to practice the right way week in and week out.”

The Saints also get starting safety Marcus Maye back this week now that he’s served a three-game suspension.