Observations: Injuries and Terron Armstead
Injuries continue to mount for the Saints, whether short or long term. Eli Apple took a hard hit and went into the blue tent but came out quickly.
Trey Hendrickson got what appeared to be a stinger in the second quarter and did not return. It was ruled a neck injury and the way he was holding his left arm going to the tent made it look like a stinger, where there is burning, pain, or numbness due to the injury.
JT Gray also left the game injured. Marcus Davenport came out but returned. Bridgewater also seemed to be a bit less than 100% after a hard hit.
And Andrus Peat was obviously hurt during the last two series of the game. He limped and was slow getting up often. Early in the run game, he was solid, but it was obvious when he was hurt because the pressure got through a bit. He went into the tent at one point.
Terron Armstead had a hot and cold day. Armstead has the pedigree of being one of the best left tackles in the game.
On the second to last possession for the Saints, Armstead either didn’t know or didn’t hear the snap count and was still in his stance as Robert Quinn sprinted past him leading to a sack of Bridgewater. Quinn had two sacks around Armstead.