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Author: Ian Riise

New Orleans Saints Week 10 Film Analysis: First Offensive Drive

The New Orleans Saints were flat-out dominant in their 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills; scoring a franchise-record six rushing touchdowns, and holding the Bills to three points until late in the fourth quarter. However, it didn’t appear that such a blowout would be possible after running back LeSean McCoy broke loose for 36 yards on Buffalo’s opening drive, resulting in a field goal. Heading into week 10, the Saints had given up an average of 4.7 yards per rush, but this problem hadn’t yet become a crisis since the Saints have been able to play with a lead in...

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Week 10 New Orleans Saints Takeaways

The New Orleans Saints won their seventh game in a row with a 47-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills in week 10. Playing on the road in cold weather, New Orleans pulled off their most lopsided win of the season while dominating in every facet of the game. Buffalo kicked a field goal on their first drive, and didn’t score again until late in the fourth quarter, while the Saints scored a franchise-record six rushing touchdowns and didn’t punt once. New Orleans is now 7-2 on the season, and they’re in good position to challenge the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles...

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New Orleans Saints Week Nine Film Analysis: Alvin Kamara

In the New Orleans Saints 30-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rookie running back Alvin Kamara started his first game ahead of Mark Ingram. Ingram had lost two fumbles in week eight, leading to head coach Sean Payton‘s decision to start Kamara against the Buccaneers. Ingram will likely return to his starting role in the near future, but Kamara made the most of his opportunity to lead the way at running back. Kamara rushed for 68 yards on ten carries, and caught six passes for 84 yards against Tampa Bay. He averaged 9.5 yards per touch in the...

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Week Nine New Orleans Saints Takeaways

The New Orleans Saints improved to 6-2 on the season with a 30-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints jumped out to a nine-point lead in the first quarter, and maintained control of the game with an efficient passing attack, and a productive running game. On defense, the Saints held Tampa Bay to just 88 yards in the first half, and never let the Buccaneers offense establish momentum. Following the win, New Orleans remains half a game ahead of the Carolina Panthers as the NFC South division leader. Kamara Continues to Show Value Saints rookie running back...

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Week Eight New Orleans Saints Takeaways

The New Orleans Saints improved to 5-2 on the season with a hard-earned 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears in week eight. For the second week in a row, New Orleans shut down the opposing quarterback while controlling the clock with their running game. The Saints scored a touchdown on their first possession of the game and led from that point on, but Chicago had a chance to force overtime on their last offensive drive. The Bears had the ball in Saints territory with 1:22 remaining, but an interception by rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore sealed the victory. After an...

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New Orleans Saints Week Seven Film Analysis: Ted Ginn Jr.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. had an ugly start against the Green Bay Packers in week seven. He struggled to field his first two punt returns, and luckily the Saints suffered no consequences as a penalty nullified the first drop, and Ginn managed to regain possession of the second one. After the game, Ginn expressed to reporters that he felt obligated to rebound from his early miscues. “I just had that attitude that I had to make a play because I had messed up so many times,” he said. Ginn went on to make more than just...

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Week Seven New Orleans Saints Takeaways

Despite a sloppy first half performance, the New Orleans Saints pulled off a gritty 26-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Down 14-7 at halftime, the Saints scored on four consecutive possessions to start the second half, and only allowed a field goal the rest of the game. Following their fourth straight win, New Orleans now holds the top spot in the NFC South with a 4-2 record. Drew Brees Overcomes a Bad Start Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for more yards against Green Bay’s defense than any other quarterback this season, but he struggled in the first half....

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New Orleans Saints Week Seven Opponent Breakdown: Green Bay Packers

After a thrilling win over the Detroit Lions in week six, the New Orleans Saints turn their attention to the Green Bay Packers, who will be without their All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In Rodgers’ place will be Brett Hundley, who will be making his first NFL start against a hot New Orleans defense. Despite this setback for the Packers, Huntley will have the home crowd at Lambeau Field supporting him, and the Saints should not underestimate that advantage. These two teams have taken part in some memorable clashes when they’ve met in recent years; expect this to be another one. Here’s a...

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