The game plans Sean Payton puts together for the remainder of the season will be crucial in determining the Saints’ playoff fates. It starts in Week 13.
The New Orleans Saints are going to be faced with the toughest challenge of any NFC team currently in playoff contention. Four of the next five games are divisional games, of which two teams, the Panthers and Falcons have winning records.
First place in the NFC South can shift at anytime. Now is not the time to endure a downward spiral. Consequently, the Saints have not won in games where rookie cornerback, Marshon Lattimore did not start or play. On Wednesday’s injury report, Lattimore along with Ken Crawley were listed as limited in practice. If their health progresses , it will give the Saints a better chance of winning against their divisional rivals.
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For now, Who Dats will take each game one at a time. In this Sunday’s game, the Saints will need to model the offensive production they had in Week 3. A fast start on offense by implementing a balanced attack would help tremendously.
Sean Payton must make adjustments
Hopefully, head coach Sean Peyton will make the proper adjustments. Finding weaknesses in the Panthers defense from the start to finish.
The last time the teams met, Saints running back Alvin Kamara came out of a crowded backfield that had Adrian Peterson gaining a total of 42 yards from scrimmage. As of late, the explosive Kamara has definitely proved he is a major component along with Mark Ingram.
As the season has progressed, both Kamara and Ingram have been posting ridiculous numbers against their opponents. Their emergence have given Drew Brees somewhat of a break where he does not have to do as much to help the Saints win.
However, Sean Peyton has to draw up game plans for success from here on out in order for the Saints to march on in to the playoffs. But remember Who Dats, we have to take it one game at a time. Keeping in mind that there is no room for any margin of error.