Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Last week: 22 (+2) Record: 3-5 The Saints held the Eagles to 13 points, but I still have no confidence in this defense. They surrendered 400 yards for the 8th straight game, an NFL record to start a season, but the Eagles’ dumb mistakes forced them to settle for 13 points. This was the 9th most in NFL history that a team has surrendered in NFL history and still held their opponent to 13 or less. They won’t be able to do that again. At 3-5, they need to go 7-1 in a loaded NFC to make the playoffs. I don’t think they nearly have the defense for that. Studs QB Drew Brees: 21 of 27 for 239 yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 hit as thrown, 1 drop, 111.0 adjusted QB rating RB Mark Ingram: Rushed for 44 yards (47 after contact) on 7 attempts, 4 broken tackles, caught 2 passes for 23 yards on 2 attempts C Brian De La Puente: Did not allow a pressure on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 21 yards on 4 attempts RG Jahri Evans: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 30 pass block snaps, run blocked for 10 yards on 2 attempts CB Jabari Greer: Allowed 2 catches for 10 yards on 6 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop LE Cameron Jordan: 3 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, and 4 quarterback hurries on 54 pass rush snaps, 4 solo tackles, 6 stops, 1 missed tackle P Thomas Morestead: 3 punts for 149 yards, 0 inside 20, 1 return for 20 yards, 43.0 net yards per punt, 5 kickoffs, 4 touchbacks, 70.6 yards per kickoff, 16.6 opponent’s average starting distance Duds SS Roman Harper: 4 solo tackles, 2 missed tackles, allowed 4 catches for 66 yards on 5 attempts DT Sedrick Ellis: 2 quarterback hurries on 40 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle
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