The game film of Chris Ivory's 158-yard breakout performance Sunday in a 31-6 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers undoubtedly will create nightmares for NFL defensive coordinators as they consider ways to stop the Saints' high-powered offense.
In addition to Drew Brees and Marques Colston and Jeremy Shockey and Lance Moore and Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem, they now must account for Ivory's jaw-dropping combination of speed and power in the Saints' backfield.
And just think what happens when Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas return to health.
"With Reggie (Bush) and Pierre (Thomas) down right now, to have three backs that we have confidence in, to come in the game and perform at a high level, that speaks volumes to our entire organization for finding guys to come in here to step in, and step up," right tackle Jon Stinchcomb said. "Obviously, this was Chris Ivory's coming-out party."