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

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

Winner: Entire Defense

In games like these, one side of the ball has to step up and fortunately, the Saints’ defense rose to the occasion and made sure to keep their team in it. Aside from a blown play that happened due to Marshon Lattimore falling down (and being pulled down by D.K. Metcalf, at that), the Saints defense did its job, limiting Seattle to a mere field goal.

This defense is good enough to win a Super Bowl but the offense is nowhere near being ready for a game that big. They could barely muster enough points to beat a Russell Wilson-less Seahawks team.

Hopefully, the defense continues its hot ways next week when the Buccaneers come to town because that team will be way more challenging than that of the Seahawks.

Winner: Demario Davis

Yes, he could have been included with the defense entry but Demario Davis was so good that he deserves an entry all to himself. The Saints linebacker finished this game with 10 tackles (four for loss), three QB hits, and two sacks. He was unreal but at the same time, we’ve all grown to expect this level of play from Davis.

Winner: Blake Gillikin

I don’t feel like I need to go into a ton of detail here, as Blake Gillikin isn’t a secret around the league anymore. Dude continues to bomb punts and pin opponents deep and with a weak offense led by Geno Smith on the other sideline, that was key. Pat McAfee even gave the kid the respect he deserves.