New Orleans Saints: 3 stats that were inexcusable vs. Giants in Week 4

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The New Orleans Saints dropped to 2-2 after an embarrassing overtime loss to the New York Giants in Week 4. The loss might have been a result of some questionable decisions made by Sean Payton but be that as it may, there were some stats that were absolutely inexcusable.

Let’s take a look at three stats that should have Saints fans banging their heads against the wall shouting “WHY?!”

3. Allowing 400 yards passing to… Daniel Jones?!

I said prior to this game that Daniel Jones didn’t deserve all of the crap he had been receiving, but never did I expect him to throw for over 400 yards against a Saints defense that had been playing really well.

That’s exactly what happened though, as the former Duke product finished his fourth start of the season with 402 yards through the air to go along with two touchdowns and a pick that only happened on a Hail Mary attempt at the end of the first half. Jones torched this secondary and that’s something this defense can’t allow to happen again.

While New Orleans doesn’t have a ton of daunting quarterbacks on their schedule, no one expected the best performance from an opposing signal-caller four weeks in to be Jones.

NOLA has to be better in the secondary moving forward.