Latavius Murray was a huge part of the Saints 35 unanswered comeback on Sunday. All year last year, we begged for the Saints to utilize Latavius Murray in the running game more — not as an alternative to Alvin Kamara but as a complement to him.
After the first three weeks, we’ve been highly impressed with the Saints’ usage of his talents. He has been running north to south while Kamara has been the back that receives and bounces it outside for his huge gains; they are working fantastic with each other.
Specifically in Week 4, Murray was able to run 14 times for 64 yards. He also added one reception for 19 yards in that mix. The biggest stat of Murray’s day, however, was his ability to find the endzone not once but twice in the comeback.
Murray, once again, proved why he should not just be Kamara’s backup, but instead, he should be the partner in the rushing game. Because of this performance, Murray earns his first “winner” of the week against the Detroit Lions in a huge bounce-back game.