First-quarter observations

NEW ORLEANS -- Some random thoughts on the first quarter.

  • The New Orleans defense has spent a lot of time on the field. Can’t go on like this and win.

  • Vikings are airing it out and crowd noise hasn’t seemed to hamper them.

  • Didn’t like the double-reverse call by Sean Payton near the end of the first quarter. One dangerous thing with Payton is he sometimes thinks too much and gets too fancy.

  • Defensive end Bobby McCray has put big hits on Kurt Warner and Brett Favre in back to back weeks. He got a 15-yard flag for the hit on Favre.

  • I think all this passing may be a setup for a lot of Adrian Peterson runs as the game goes on.