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New Orleans Saints: What we learned in Week 5 win over Washington

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Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
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Kamara got involved as pass-catcher

A big complaint Saints fans had with the offensive game plan to this point was the lack of Alvin Kamara in the receiving game. Well, Sean Payton heard your complaints loud and clear and made sure to get Kamara involved in that department.

Kamara finished the game with eight targets, hauling in five of those for 51 yards and a touchdown. He also had 16 carries for 71 yards and another touchdown on the ground. It was great to see the Saints utilize Kamara in the best possible way because that’s when he’s so gosh darn hard to stop.

Oh speaking of Kamara, can we not have him fielding punt returns, please? That seems like an injury waiting to happen and avoiding that would be best.

Pete Werner is looking good

I’m really excited about Pete Werner and what he’s providing for this defense already. He’s only appeared in three games this year but he’s made the most of his opportunities and this week, led the team in tackles with 13.

Werner is everywhere on the football field and that’s the kind of linebacker this team needs paired with Demario Davis. It’s fun imagining these two playing together for the rest of the season and then some and Werner is definitely the star rookie out of this bunch so far.

Must Read. Winners and Losers from Week 5 Win. light

The Saints once again proved to be an odd-week team, securing a win and entering the BYE at 3-2. When they come out of the BYE, they’ll head to Seattle for a date with the Russell Wilson-less Seahawks.

The good news there is that takes place in Week 7, so the odd-week magic should hopefully continue.