Top-graded New Orleans Saints from Week 6 vs. Carolina Panthers

Here's a look at the Saints' top-rated players - both offensive and defensive - from their Week 6 showdown with the Carolina Panthers, courtesy of Pro Football Focus.

Top offensive grades:

QB Drew Brees, 87.7

WR Michael Thomas, 79.7

WR Brandin Cooks, 79.6

RT Zach Strief, 79.5

OG Senio Kelemete, 78.9

Here's what PFF had to say about New Orleans' Week 6 offense:

"The Saints were without as many as three of their top cornerbacks at various parts of the game, which resulted in linebackers like Shaq Thompson being stuck on an island with Saints playmakers. With Brees on such a roll, it’s difficult to spotlight just one or two standouts in the receiving corps, but Cooks and Michael Thomas stood out the most. Cooks caught 8 of his 10 targets for 175 yards and an 87-yard score, while Brees had a perfect 158.3 QB rating when throwing to Thomas (he caught all five targets for 78 yards and a touchdown). The offensive line gave up 10 hurries but just one sack and two hits, and as a result Brees was able to stay clean throughout the day and negotiate the pocket to successfully buy time."

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Top defensive grades:

DE Cameron Jordan, 89.5

CB B.W. Webb, 86.5

S Kenny Vaccaro, 79.7

S Vonn Bell, 74.4

OLB Darryl Tapp, 73.9

And here's what Pro Football Focus had to say about the Saints Week 6 defensive performance:

"Whether it were a run or pass play, the Panthers struggled to effectively block Saints DE Cameron Jordan. When rushing the passer, he notched two hits, four hurries and batted down a pass, and all four of his tackles in the run game went for stops. Elsewhere, safety Kenny Vaccaro had a strong day, as he posted three pressures of his own to go with seven total tackles. He was charged with three receptions allowed (and a penalty), but he limited his man to just 31 yards total on those catches."

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