Without Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders stepped up in a big way. He went for 12 receptions and 122 yards. With a 10.2 yards per catch average, the Saints were able to finally involve their star free agency addition.
Being benched for throwing punches at practice while also nursing a high-ankle sprain, Thomas should be back next week, hopefully helping Sanders in the pass game. Sanders finally exploded onto the scene and was a major reason the Saints won this game.
It was tough to put Drew Brees on this list, but he did have an above-average game. Brees, per his veteran usual, controlled the control and just overall played the game at his pace, especially in the fourth quarter and overtime.
He finished with 325 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also had a rushing touchdown as well. Brees, who is 41 yards old, ended the game with 47 pass attempts and 33 completions.
Davis was the defensive star and helped seal the game for New Orleans, combining with Lattimore on that game-saving tackle. Davis ended the game with 10 tackles, two of which were solo tackles, and three quarterback hits.
He was also tasked with covering Hunter Henry on several plays, excelling in pass coverage as well. Davis continues to show why he’s one of the best linebackers in the NFL.