New Orleans Saints: Alvin Kamara breaking his TD drought is reason for hope
What will Kamara be like in the playoffs?
Clinching the first-round bye might be more important to Kamara than anyone on the team. It’s no doubt that he’s getting healthier week by week, and an extra week of rest with no risk of re-injury would be extremely beneficial in keeping him rested and healthy for a tough matchup.
However, the win over the Titans could prove to be a springboard for the rest of Kamara’s season. If he is able to return to his former level of play, then the feared Saints’ offense is going to be even harder to handle.
So far this season, the Saints’ offense ranks fifth in points and seventh in passing yards, but only sixteenth in the league in rushing yards.
With a back that has averaged over six yards a carry through his first two seasons, Kamara could easily boost that ranking and make the offense a two-threat offense that practically no team in the league can contain.
Even without Kamara’s historic production, the Saints’ offense is flush with weapons like Jared Cook and Tre’Quan Smith, who have been coming into their own in the past few weeks.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Kamara doesn’t reach the marks that people set for him coming into the season due to Brees’ ability to spread the ball to practically all of his weapons, but Kamara should be in a prime position to become one of the top playmakers on the team once again.
With only the Carolina Panthers left to play, Kamara will be given the chance to prove how much he’s recovered in a battle against his fellow draft class comparison in Christian McCaffrey.
If Kamara can post another touchdown in this game, then all of the mental and physical pieces should be set for a dangerous playoff run behind Brees, Thomas and Kamara.