Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) exchange words during the first half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Patriots 30, Saints 27
Saints Done In By Miscues, and Last Minute Drive, Fall to 5-1
I absolutely hate writing about losses. However, I did it 9 times last season on my other site, and you have to just roll with the punches. This game was frustrating in just about every way possible. Most all, it just stung. I’d almost rather get blown out by a truckload of points than lose like this.
The New Orleans Saints suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of a last second Tom Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins 17-yard touchdown. I pointed out a lot of things on my Keys to the Game segment. Mainly, I stated Rob Ryan was going to be the difference in this game. At the end of it all, Ryan goes to 1-3 against Tom Brady (Cowboys, Raiders, Saints).
Here’s a few quick stats from today’s game:
Quick Box Score Stats
Total First Downs: New Orleans 20, New England 26
Third Down Efficiency: New Orleans (34% – 5/14), New Orleans (33% – 5/15)
Total Net Yards: New Orleans (361), New England (376)
Sacks: New Orleans (5), New England (1)
Turnovers: New Orleans (2), New England (1)
Time of Possession: New Orleans (28:09), New England (31:51)
Continue on for some key points in today’s game