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Rapid Reaction: New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS -- A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 44-23 win Sunday over the Green Bay Packers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome:

What it means: The Saints' 2014 outlook has changed about as radically as it possibly could in the span of just one performance.

They're still 3-4, they still haven't won a game away from home, and they still have to turn around and play at the Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) on Thursday night with first place in the NFC South on the line. But the Saints have absolutely found that missing mojo.

Of course they found it by returning home to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in prime time, where they've now won 14 straight night games by nearly 20 points per game. The Saints' offense gave by far its best performance of the season with monster nights by Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, Brandin Cooks -- even Jimmy Graham.

Meanwhile, the defense came up with two game-changing interceptions in the second half against Aaron Rodgers, who had thrown just one all season coming into the game and started on fire early before the Saints' defense stood up.

Stock watch: Everybody's arrow is pointing up after this one. But no individual affected his stock more than Saints cornerback Corey White, who was the goat last week when he allowed a 73-yard touchdown pass in a stunning collapse at Detroit. White's pass break-up in the end zone in the third quarter changed the game when linebacker David Hawthorne intercepted the tipped ball. Then White added an interception of his own later in the half. It was an incredible moment of redemption for him and the entire defense.

Graham is back: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham didn't catch a pass in the first half, extending his shutout to six quarters since he suffered a shoulder injury. But he erupted in the third quarter with five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. It's unclear when exactly Graham will be back to "100 percent," but he'll obviously remain effective even if he's less than so.

Game ball: Running back Mark Ingram gets my nod ahead of several worthy candidates (Brees threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns and still gets one-upped). Ingram ran for a career-high 172 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown -- the most by a Saints runner since Deuce McAllister in 2003. He kept the Packers' defense off-balance when the Saints had to play catch-up early and iced the game when the Saints had the lead late.

Up next: The Saints have a quick turnaround as they head to Carolina on Thursday night for a huge divisional showdown against the Panthers. Can the Saints' momentum carry over outside of the Dome?