Patriots and Saints see their first action PDF 

The New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl champions, they leave New England after having lost their punter, a broker and the preseason opener.

The team won its first NFL title thanks to big plays, could not stop them on Thursday night. Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard kick with 53 seguntos to play, to give the Patriots a 27-24 victory.

The kick came tas a short pass from Zac Robinson to Darnell Jenkins became a 52-yard advances.

The Saints also allowed 52 kick returns and 50 yards from the recruit first-round pick, Devin McCourty.

Punter of the Saints, Thomas Morstad, injured his shoulder and his status is uncertain. No. 3 running back, Lynell Hamilton, suffered a knee injury and needed help off the field.

For the Patriots did not play wide receiver Wes Welker, although to be recovering quickly from a torn ligament in his left knee. Is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, on 12 September.

Without Welker, Edelman had another great game with six receptions for 90 yards. The same amount of passes he caught in the previous game at Gillette Stadium, a playoff loss to Baltimore.

In his first preseason action this year, the Patriots scored on their first three possessions: a Gostkowski field goal from 35 yards, a touchdown from six yards from BenJarvus Green-Ellis and another touchdown from 5 yards Laurence Maroney.

For his part, running back Reggie Bush scored on a 2-yard run for the Saints in the first half and Chris Ivory scored on another 2-yard run in the second half.