New Orleans Saints: 3 key takeaways from a wild Week 3 victory
The New Orleans Saints won their Week 3 game, now 2-1 on the season, against the Seattle Seahawks in an insane 33-27 nail-biter.
On the back of Alvin Kamara, the New Orleans Saints went into Seattle and downed an undefeated Seahawks team. Although they were outplayed offensively, the Saints managed two scores from their special teams and defensive units, helping spark an early lead.
At half, the Saints were up 20-7. The fumble recovery and punt return allowed them breathing space, but there was always going to be a comeback by Russell Wilson and his Seahawks. Wilson had a career day against the Saints secondary.
Wilson threw for over 400 yards. This isn’t the first time the Seahawks have been involved in an opposing quarterback throwing for over 400 yards and losing as they defeated Cincinnati in Week 1 behind 400-plus from Andy Dalton.
It is, however, the first time in the regular season since Week 1 of 2018 that the Saints allowed over 400 yards to an opposing QB. They gave up 48 points in that game so limiting the Seahawks to just 27 with that yardage is rather impressive.
The career-game for Wilson didn’t translate to a victory. It was thanks to Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas, one of which was involved in each of the Saints three offensive touchdowns. Of the Saints five touchdowns, starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was responsible for two.
That said, let’s dive into three things that fans can take away from the team’s Week 3 victory.