METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) — Week 2 hasn’t been kind to the New Orleans Saints in recent years. The Saints haven’t won a week two game since 2018 and haven’t gone 2-0 since 2013.

Part of what could help get the monkey of the Saints back is improving the run game on offense. The Saints managed only 69 total rushing yards against the Titans.

New Orleans feels they were close to getting a big run in week 1, however need to make those plays in week 2 for the offense to have sustained success.

“We missed some opportunities,” Saints starting left guard James Hurst said. “Just some single blocks here and there where we have a look we want it and they just beat us. Whether that’s me. Whether that’s someone else. We just lost the one-on-one blocks and a lot of times in the run game it’s that one block.

“If you missed the one block, it’s not going to be that’s going be one or two yards. But you make that block and you’re looking at nine, ten yards. So you’ve got to take advantage of those opportunities, Make sure that we understand those schemes when they come up and we got to hit them when they’re there.”

“It’s certainly going to be something that we’re going to look at from a schematic standpoint,” Saints head coach Dennis Allen said. “What can we do better? How can we put our guys in a better position and how can we run the football better than we did in this particular game.”

The Saints could get a boost to their backfield with rookie running back Kendre Miller returning to the lineup. Miller missed the first game due to a hamstring injury. He was back at practice Thursday and was listed on Thursday’s injury report as limited with a hamstring injury.