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Saints will really challenge Patriots defense

The Patriots have two big problems to deal with Sunday when the Saints come to Foxborough — one tall, and one short.

The 5-0 Saints are once again near the top of the NFL offensive rankings — fourth in total offense and seventh in points (26.8 per game) — thanks to two matchup nightmares: 6-foot-7-inch tight end Jimmy Graham, and 5-6 scatback Darren Sproles.

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