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New Orleans Saints rookie roundup heading into Week 14 against NYJ

The Saints continue to struggle

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The New Orleans Saints hosted the Dallas Cowboys in their second consecutive Thursday night matchup. New Orleans fell 27-17 and brought their losing streak to seven.

Quarterback Taysom Hill completed less than half of his passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He was much more effective on the ground by rushing 11 times for 101 yards.

Adebo continues to be serviceable

Third-round cornerback Paulson Adebo played nearly two-thirds of the defensive snaps. He got the start after exiting last week’s game with a concussion. Adebo recorded a tackle and allowed just two catches for 10 yards in coverage on four targets.

Werner making the most of limited playing time

Second-round linebacker Pete Werner saw nearly the same amount of usage on defense as last week but recorded three tackles including a tackle for loss. He also played 18 snaps on special teams.

First-round defensive end Payton Turner is eligible to return at any point but remains on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Fourth-round quarterback Ian Book was inactive, but it is unclear if the team plans to use him this season.

Undrafted free agent fullback Adam Prentice was activated for the second time this season and played seven snaps on offense and 11 on special teams but did not record any statistics.

Running back Alvin Kamara is expected to make his return against New York after missing the last four games due to a knee injury. After New Orleans’ backfield rushed for just 49 yards in Week 13, they’ll get their top offensive weapon back.

New Orleans’ playoff hopes are hanging in the balance. The Saints would pretty much have to win out to even have a chance at making the NFC Wild Card.

New Orleans next two games come on the road against the New York Jets and division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints will need to step up if they are committed to making a playoff push.


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