Saints report card: Did New Orleans stumble upon a formula for success last week? _lowres

Associated Press photo by Mike McCarn -- Quarterback Luke McCown executed the Saints' game plan against the Panthers almost perfectly Saturday, but a few mistakes spread around the team helped give Carolina the win.

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Winless through three games isn't how the New Orleans Saints -- or their fans -- expected their season to begin.

The offense isn't scoring like it once did. And the defense is allowing 28 points per game.

What's the real story? Who's to blame? Can the ship be righted? Joel A. Erickson answers your questions below in a live chat at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.