New Orleans Saints: 3 stats that were inexcusable vs. Giants in Week 4
1. No sacks?!
The Saints pass rush was non-existent on Sunday. That’s not just an understatement either — They were really bad. NOLA had just six hits on Daniel Jones but couldn’t bring the shifty Giants quarterback down throughout the five quarters (with overtime) of action.
Part of why the Saints defense was so good last year was that their pass rush was dominant. In the two times they faced the Bucs, they made that offense look pathetic and made sure that second game was never in doubt.
Somehow, though, they couldn’t get home against a fairly weak Giants offensive line and get their mitts on Jones. It’s clear the team is missing Marcus Davenport and David Onyemata and while Payton Turner is solid, he can’t do it all.
New Orleans can’t continue to have a non-existent pass rush if they want to win games and be a playoff contender moving forward. It’s a massive part of the game and if the pass-rush performed better on Sunday, the secondary wouldn’t have allowed a 400-yard passing day to Jones.
These stats were inexcusable from the New Orleans Saints and if they want to beat the Washington Football Team in Week 5, we need to see improvements with each of these.