Number Two: Demario Davis
Demario Davis proved once again why he is the top linebacker in the NFL.
Davis has been all over the field making plays and calling all the plays as well. Davis is easily one of the most underappreciated players in the NFL, but if he continues to play the way he has recently, that could quickly change.
Davis managed to record nine tackles and seven solo tackles against the Denver Broncos. While that doesn’t seem too extraordinary, it was obvious that Davis’ presence was felt on plays he didn’t really have any part of.
Davis would oftentimes rush Kendall Hinton and put the Broncos in a tough situation to move the ball at all. He would also eat multiple blockers at a time to allow his teammates like Kwon Alexander or Malcolm Jenkins to come down and make a big play.
It shouldn’t go unmentioned that being the defensive play-caller against an offense as unpredictable as Denver’s was on Sunday is extremely difficult, although the team didn’t make it seem that way.
Davis played a huge role in organizing the New Orleans defense and setting them up for success against the quarterback less Denver Broncos.