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.
Somehow, the Patriots have to figure out a way to slow down Graham, who is having a phenomenal year in his fourth NFL season. Graham, the former college basketball player who played just one year of college football, leads the NFL with 593 receiving yards through five games and is tied for second with 37 catches with six touchdowns. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.