3 New Orleans Saints that popped off in the Wild Card round vs Chicago

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Deonte Harris, WR

Out of all the wide receivers on the Saints that could have had a big game, I bet no one would have put all of their money on Deonte Harris. However, Deonte Harris ended up leading the black and gold in receiving yards and receptions on Sunday afternoon.

On top of his normal special team duties, Harris was lightning on Sunday. Remember, Harris was a All-Pro last year for his specialty in returns. Over the weekend though, Harris showed he is much more valuable than what is he thought of for.

Harris ended the game with seven receptions on seven targets for 83 yards. All three of those statistics are all season-highs for the second-year wide receiver. He played above and beyond what he has in a single game in his career.

After barely mediocre performances from both Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith, Harris might have just shown Sean Payton why he deserves more reps and targets. For these reasons, Harris played a huge part in why the Saints are in the divisional round of the playoffs.