The Saints efforts at a fairytale comeback following a slow start have been stalled. At the halfway point in the Redux season and the Saints are one game behind their real life counterparts with a 3-4 record.
Drew Brees had a pretty solid day. It was all about the tight ends in this one. Eric Johnson notched two TD's while Billy Miller picked up the other one. Deuce might finally be feeling the effects of taking so many handoffs as Reggie got a lot more touches in this game than he has seen normally this season. Deuce was still effective with only 20 attempts, but both running backs fumbled the ball once. Mare missed the one try he attempted today. Terrance Copper returned 7 kickoffs for a total of 153 yards. Another two turnovers hurt the Saints and possibly cost them the game
Mark Simoneau led the defense with 12 tackles including one sack. Charles Grant also added to the sack total with two of his own. The bend and don't break policy didn't work so well for the Saints D as the Jaguars slowly killed the Saints with field goals. Josh Scobee was the hero of the day for the Jags with 5 made field goals which included a long of 50 yards.
Saints now find themselves all alone in last place in the NFC South. The somewhat decent Rams are next on the schedule.
|3rd Down Conv.||7/14||8/20|
|Red Zone Offense||100%||20%|
We are now at the half way point. Here is how the rest of the league stands league stands. While the Saints season seems to be running along the same path as the real 2007 season, the rest of the league does not seem to be following that same pattern. Notice Oakland and New England!
Our very own Deuce McAllister has cracked the top five among league leaders in rushing, just six yards shy of being the fourth leading rusher.
Saints are also tied for second in the league for sacks allowed, with only 16. The Saints defense is fourth in the league in points allowed per game with a very low 18.2 average and also included a shocking ninth place ranking for interceptions made with nine. Overall however, a very mediocre season.