A three-time Pro Bowler and the former 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year, Lattimore has had his ups and downs. Lattimore was solid as he got tasked with covering Allen Robinson for some of the Wild Card game against the Bears.
Well, the Saints will need even more from Lattimore on Sunday. He’ll be matched up every play with a Pro Bowl-caliber receiver. Janoris Jenkins and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson will also need to have a phenomenal game.
In the Wild Card game, Lattimore also played every single defensive snap. He had just two tackles and two passes defended. To be fair, Mitchell Trubisky never really got going, so Lattimore didn’t have too much action.
That won’t what’s said of Tom Brady though.
With Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown on the roster along with a banged-up Mike Evans, keeping those dynamic receivers in check will be of utmost importance for the Saints, and it’ll be on Lattimore to do just that.