The Saints were able to defeat the Detroit Lions while missing 6 starters, breaking their two-game losing streak.
Drew Brees speaks on the Week 4 victory over the Lions, saying, “Over the last two weeks, we have not had the level of execution, the tempo, the rhythm that we know that we can have.”
Defensive tackle Shy Tuttle joined Michael Thomas, Andrus Peat, Marshon Lattimore, Janoris Jenkins, Jared Cook, and Marcus Davenport on the inactive list.
During the game, Michael Thomas Tweeted about a text that he sent to Tre’Quan Smith before the game; Smith revealed that the text sent by Thomas was “Ball out, bro.”
After suffering a hyperextended knee and a hamstring injury, Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is expected to miss multiple weeks, including the Chargers’ upcoming week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Saints running back Michael Burton initially tested positive for COVID-19 and put the week 4 game against the Lions in doubt, though later tests confirmed the first as a false positive.
Saints had a player test positive for COVID. Team found out late tonight, after they landed Detroit. Players’ swabs being re-run now to confirm results. Several Saints players awating POC test at team hotel bc of possible exposure @NFLonFOX. New world we live in.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 4, 2020
#Saints WR Michael Thomas is out for New Orleans this week. Not a surprise. The team has been cautious and is thinking long-term.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2020
Ask Trequan what I texted him before the game. He doing exactly that !— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) October 4, 2020