Saints inactives: QB Joey Harrington, T Jermon Bushrod, RB Reggie Bush, C Jonathan Goodwin, WR Courtney Roby, DT Brian Young, CB Jason David, WR David Patten.
Analysis: RB Deuce McAllister will start in place of Bush, and is a borderline No. 2 RB/flex player. TE Jeremy Shockey is active and will start.
Chargers inactives: LB Anthony Waters, LB Derek Smith, OG Kynan Forney, OT Corey Clark, WR Buster Davis, TE Kris Wilson and DT Ian Scott.
Analysis: WR Chris Chambers and RB LaDainian Tomlinson are both active and will start.