Deuce is No. 3

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS -- One interesting development here is how the Saints are using their running backs. They're not using Deuce McAllister.

As of the moment, McAllister has not played. He's been standing on he sidelines with his helmet off the entire game. Reggie Bush got the start and Pierre Thomas has been getting a lot of playing time.

Maybe the Saints are just being cautious with McAllister, who's coming back from knee surgery. But this is likely a sign of things to come. The Saints have been wanting to get more out of Bush and they're going to give him every possible chance to show he can be more than a situational player.