New Orleans Saints offense is in uncharted territory through 2 games
The New Orleans Saints put up 38 points in Week 1 in a surprising blowout victory over the Packers. The black and gold followed up that performance by scoring a lowly seven points against the Panthers in Week 2.
Even with the 38 points scored, the Saints still find themselves dead last in total offense, according to Jeff Duncan. I included Duncan’s tweet below but he mentions that NOLA only averages 225 yards per game and 115.5 yards per game through the air.
This isn’t the least bit surprising when you look at the Saints’ actual offensive numbers. They’re quite – Well… offensive (sorry, corny joke, I know).
New Orleans Saints’ offense has been bad through 2 games.
Despite scoring 38 points in Week 1, Jameis Winston only threw for 148 yards. The five touchdowns were impressive, yes, but he barely outperformed Aaron Rodgers through the air when it comes to passing yards.
Week 2 was rough for the entire Saints squad but Winston definitely struggled. He threw for just 111 yards with two picks against a Panthers team that no one took all that seriously. The offensive line did Winston no favors but the blame can’t be placed squarely on them. Winston made some really bad throws that gave us flashbacks to his days as a Buccaneer.
Look — We’re only two games in so this isn’t anything to freak out about. Sean Payton is one of the best head coaches in the league and it’s because he’s an offensive guru. He’ll figure out how to get this offense humming but with a new quarterback and a lack of weapons to throw to, it’s going to take some time.
The numbers might not be very good right now but be patient Who Dat Nation… Payton knows what he’s doing.