The New Orleans Saints improved to 3-4 on the year after an upset victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Why do I say upset? Because 82 percent of America picked the Colts, and Las Vegas odds had the black and gold as a -4.5 point underdog. The Saints were extremely impressive to begin the game, and got on the Colts early. They survived squandering a major lead, and escaped with a 27-21 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Snap Count Leaders – Offense
Max Unger, Terron Armstead, Tim Lelito, Zach Strief, Jahri Evans, Drew Brees – 88
Brandin Cooks – 75
Ben Watson – 74
Willie Snead – 72
Michael Hoomanawanui – 52
Highest Grades – Offense
Terron Armstead, LT (+6.8)
Max Unger, C (+4.8)
Tim Lelito, LG (+4.4)
Mark Ingram, RB (+2.0)
Lowest Grades – Offense
Khiry Robinson, RB (-2.0, 23 snaps)
Willie Snead, WR (-1.9)
Josh Hill, TE (-0.7, 33 snaps)
Snap Count Leaders – Defense
Brandon Browner, Kenny Vaccaro, Jairus Byrd, Delvin Breaux – 65
Cam Jordan – 61
Stephone Anthony – 58
Kyle Wilson – 56
Dannell Ellerbe – 50
Highest Grades – Defense
Cam Jordan, DE (+10.2)
Kyle Wilson, CB (+3.1)
Dannell Ellerbe, LB (+2.8)
Kenny Vaccaro, SS (+2.2)
Lowest Grades – Defense
Bobby Richardson, DE (-2.4, 25 snaps)
Kasim Edebali, DE (-2.2, 40 snaps)
Tyeler Davison, DT (-1.4, 42 snaps)
Other Stat Stories
- The black and gold won the time of possession battle 38:23-21:37, and also won the first down battle 22-15.
- The offense finished 7-for-20 (35 percent) in third down efficiency, and finished with 449 total net yards.
- Final penalty count for the black and gold: 12 penalties, 100 yards.
- Michael Hoomanawanui caught his first touchdown pass since December 15, 2013 against the Miami Dolphins.
- Mark Ingram averaged 10.2 yards per carry against the Colts. He finished with 14 carries for 143 yards and a score.
- Brandin Cooks was targeted 13 times yesterday, but hauled in only 6 receptions for 81 yards.
The Saints return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a noon kickoff with the New York Giants (4-3) on November 1.
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