Saints vs. Redskins: Grades are about as ugly as you’d think


The New Orleans Saints keep going backwards, and it got very ugly in Sunday’s 47-14 loss to the Washington Redskins. As expected, the grading stinks. Here’s a look at the Saints snap count leaders and grades from Sunday’s game against the Redskins, as per Pro Football Focus.

Snap Count Leaders – Offense

Max Unger, Zach Strief, Jahri Evans, Drew Brees – 58
Brandin Cooks – 52
Ben Watson – 50
Terron Armstead – 43
Marques Colston – 40

Highest Grades – Offense

Mark Ingram, RB (+1.8, 23 snaps)
Jahri Evans, RG (+1.7)
Drew Brees, QB (+1.4)

Lowest Grades – Offense

Ben Watson, TE (-5.3)
Max Unger, C (-4.5)
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE (-2.3, 27 snaps)
Terron Armstead, LT (-1.6)

Snap Count Leaders – Defense

Stephone Anthony, Kenny Vaccaro, Jairus Byrd – 65
Brandon Browner – 64
Delvin Breaux – 57
Cam Jordan – 52
Bobby Richardson, John Jenkins – 40

Highest Grades – Defense

John Jenkins, DT (+1.8)
Cam Jordan, DE (+1.2)
Delvin Breaux, CB (+1.0)

Lowest Grades – Defense

Stephone Anthony, LB (-5.1)
Kevin Williams, DT (-3.2, 39 snaps)
Brandon Browner, CB (-1.7)
Hau’oli Kikaha, LB (-1.2, 10 snaps)
Kyle Wilson, CB (-1.2, 35 snaps)
Kenny Vaccaro, S (-1.2)

Other Stat Stories

  • The black and gold held the ball for only 26:26, and lost the first down battle 23-16. The Redskins offense outgained the Saints in total yards 514-350. In other words, it was like a hot knife through butter.
  • The Redskins averaged 8.7 yards per play on offense.
  • The Saints offense finished 4-for-11 (36 percent) on 3rd down efficiency.
  • Final penalty count for the Saints: 7 penalties, 50 yards. Brandon Browner did not commit a single penalty.
  • The Saints set an NFL record with their atrocious defense by becoming the first team in history to allow 4 or more touchdown passes and no interceptions in 3 straight games..
  • The 33-point margin of victory for the Redskins was the team’s largest since beating San Francisco by 35, 52-17, in October 2005 per
  • Jo-Lonn Dunbar led all Saints defenders with 8 total tackles.
  • Brandon Coleman saw 1 snap the whole game. C.J. Spiller saw 19 snaps, and Tim Hightower was in on 16 snaps in relief of Mark Ingram.

The Saints (4-6) seem to be in ultimate turmoil currently heading into their bye week. Players were quick to leave the team’s facility today, and the mood is very bleak. Although Rob Ryan has not been officially fired, it seems that it’s coming. The Saints need answers fast, but The Avengers aren’t walking through the door anytime soon.