WATFORD, England (AP) -- Marques Colston hopes England is the right place to rediscover his rhythm.
The New Orleans Saints' wide receiver was as surprised as many fans about his poor performance in a 30-7 loss to the Panthers, when he dropped two balls and finished without a reception on his return from a five-game injury layoff.
With running back Reggie Bush injured and renewed questions about tight end Jeremy Shockey's health, Colston knows he can't afford a repeat performance against the San Diego Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
Colston says the game is an important one for the team and he fully expects to step up and play well. Colston, the team's top receiver the last two seasons, played with a small plastic splint on his surgically repaired left thumb against Carolina.
Shockey, meanwhile, sat out today's practice, but is expected to play on Sunday. Quarterback Drew Brees says he expects his favorite targets to return to form quickly. He says he's not worried about either guy and it's only a matter of time before they can take their game to another level.