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2 takeaways from the Saints loss to the Falcons

New Orleans fails to reach end zone as they fall to the Atlanta.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

1. More of the same

I’m beginning to run out of takeaways, because it seems like every Saints game is just more of the same. Poor quarterback play coupled with bad play calling that wastes a good defensive performance. The New Orleans Saints have struggled all year in the red zone, just like they did Sunday. Derek Carr has been mediocre all year and was mediocre again on Sunday. The defense has carried the load all year, and carried the load again on Sunday, holding the Atlanta Falcons offense to 17 points and getting two turnovers. How many different ways can you say changes must be made? The only thing I can say for the Saints is that they are consistent, consistently bad.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

2. The studs are still studs

The Saints struggles on offense this season are ridiculous when you consider the talent that they have at the skill positions. This showed again on Sunday, as Chris Olave, Alvin Kamara, and Taysom Hill all flashed just how good of playmakers they are. Olave and Kamara each finished with 100+ total yards, while Hill finished with 81 which included one of the better catches of his career on the sideline to set the Saints up for one of their many field goals of the afternoon. It is so frustrating to see the offense be this inept with this much talent, and all we can hope for now is that the right changes are made.


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