NOLA Saints: Winners and losers from Week 4 overtime loss to Giants

Leigh Oleszczak
Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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NOLA Saints Winners

Offensive Line

After losing Erik McCoy in Week 1, the Saints offensive line hasn’t played to the level that fans are used to seeing from that group. Losing Terron Armstead last week made all of us even more nervous but the group played incredibly well on Sunday, not allowing Jameis Winston to get sacked and creating running lanes for Kamara.

Considering that James Hurts was in at left tackle, Cesar Ruiz was at center, and Calvin Throckmorton was in at right guard, this performance was a welcomed sight for the black and gold. Keep it up, boys.

Jameis Winston

After failing to pass for 150 yards in his first three games, Winston did that and then some in his fourth start as the Saints’ quarterback. Winston finished the afternoon with 226 yards through the air and a touchdown, once again not throwing a pick in a game.

He wasn’t perfect but he did what was asked of him. It was good to see Winston finally look more comfortable in this offense.

Pete Werner

The Saints defense didn’t have a good day but I was impressed with what I saw from Pete Werner. The second-round rookie linebacker out of Ohio State flourished in his second-ever pro game, finishing the day with 10 tackles (only Malcolm Jenkins had more with 12). He made mistakes but for the most part, Werner looked good.

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