NOLA Saints: Winners and losers from Week 7 win over Seahawks

Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints, Demario Davis (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
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Winner: Alvin Kamara

I mean, duh. Did you watch the game?

I could probably leave this write-up with that sentence but for the sake of the article and out of respect to Alvin Kamara, let’s dive into why the running back was a winner in this game.

Well, first and foremost, he accounted for most of the Saints’ yardage and at one point had more total yards than the entire Seahawks’ offense. That’s not a typo.

Kamara ended the game with 179 yards from scrimmage with 128 of those coming as a pass-catcher. It just goes to show that good things happen when the Saints get Kamara involved in the passing game. He takes this offense to the next level and Sean Payton needs to continue to feed him, especially in games like these.

Winner: Jameis Winston

The final stats might not reflect a terrific outing for Jameis Winston but it’s hard for the quarterback to do much of anything when his wide receivers aren’t giving him anything to work with. We’ll get back to the receivers in a bit, don’t you worry. For now, let’s stick with why Winston was a winner.

The Saints quarterback finished with a stat line of 19-of-35 for 222 yards and a touchdown while getting sacked twice. He also turned into “Jameis Sprintston” (stole from Twitter) by adding 40 yards on eight carries on the night.

Winston didn’t turn the ball over and he had some really nice deep balls that reliable receivers would be able to haul in. I felt bad for him when watching this game, as did most of Who Dat Nation. The dude deserves better.