NOLA Saints Winners
We saw exactly why New Orleans traded for Mark Ingram with what he was able to do on Sunday. Alvin Kamara wasn’t active for this one but Ingram stepped in and made the most of his opportunities. He became the Saints’ all-time rushing yards leader in the third quarter and didn’t let up there.
Ingram finished the day with 14 carries for 47 yards and a rushing touchdown while also adding four catches for 61 yards. He was a huge part of the New Orleans offense and one of the few bright spots from Sunday’s loss.
Look, Trevor Siemian isn’t an All-Star quarterback and no one is saying that he is. He did the best he could, however, in a bad situation, throwing for 298 yards and two touchdowns. The biggest knock on Siemian in this loss is that the guy needs to throw the football away when there’s nothing there. Instead, he was sacked four times when it could have easily been one or two sacks on the day.
Still, Siemian deserves praise for his performance. He put the ball where it needed to go and didn’t turn it over. It wasn’t his fault that the team lost.
It felt like whenever a big play was to be had on the defensive side of the ball that Kwon Alexander was involved in some way. The linebacker finished the game with five tackles with one of those being for lost yardage.
Two sacks. Need I say more?
Marcus Davenport is proving he was worthy of the fifth-year option pick-up. I’m happy to see him thriving this season.