The Good: Alvin Kamara
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara showed once again why he is one of the best dual threat backs in the NFL. Kamara had 29 touches for a total of 152 yards, leading all players for both teams in both rushing and receiving. The Saints must be more creative in getting him the ball in the passing game, as he is easily the most dangerous player on the offense whenever he touches the ball.
The Bad: Inability to score
I am having to come up with more creative and different ways to say this offense is terrible as it seems like I am having to say this every week. On Thursday night it took the Saints three quarters to finally score their second touchdown in the Superdome this year, as they had settled for one field goal per quarter up until that point. They turned it over on downs twice and also missed a field goal to go along with three 3-and-outs. Carr threw for over 300 yards again, but the Saints were unable to score until late when they were already too far behind. Stop me if you’ve heard that one before.
The Ugly: Defensive line
The Saints defensive line has been great this season, but they had their first dud of a game on Thursday. Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence was coming into the game with a knee injury sustained the previous week, which we thought would limit his mobility. Instead Lawrence ran 8 times for 59 yards and was not sacked once. This was the first game of the season the Saints did not sack the opposing quarterback, and this was also the most points they have given up all year. The Jags offensive line is far from great, and were even missing their best player in G/T Walker Little. With an average OL and a hobbled QB across from them, this was a game the Saints DL should have been able to dominate.
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