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Saints: Winners and losers from Week 5 win vs. Washington

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New Orleans Saints Losers

Andrus Peat and O-line

Winston was sacked two times this game but was pressured quite a bit, and that was largely due to Andrus Peat (and the rest of the O-line).

Peat did get injured, leaving the game in the second half. But honestly, that was probably a good thing for New Orleans.

Peat’s absence in turn caused many changes in the Saints’ offensive line: Armstead stayed at left tackle but Will Clapp came in at left guard, Cesar Ruiz moved to center, and Calvin Throckmorton played at right guard.

In any case, the O-line struggled to give Winston enough time to throw the ball, and while the Saints pulled off the victory in the end, next time they might not be so lucky.

Tight Ends


After Adam Trautman’s dramatic fall and Juwan Johnson’s tentative climb up the depth chart, the Saints’ tight end situation was always going to be precarious heading into Week 5.

Johnson failed to catch his single target while Trautman caught both of his for 43 yards.

This yo-yoing of tight end performances simply causes too much inconsistency in the Saints’ offense, and we still don’t know what to expect from either Trautman or Johnson moving forward.

This topic continues to give us a headache.