Saints: Here’s what Trevor Siemian thought of Week 10 loss
By Kristen Wong
The New Orleans Saints suffered their second straight loss in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans, who edged the Saints 23-21.
The Titans can add this victory to their five-game winning streak while the Saints have to once again figure out what went wrong.
In the post-game press conference, quarterback Trevor Siemian took some time to go over some critical areas where New Orleans may have lost the game.
Siemian finished 19-of-34 for 298 yards and two scores, and he was sacked four times.
While not as visibly irritated as Sean Payton was in his presser, Siemian obviously wasn’t happy with Week 10’s results.
He attributed the Saints’ late fourth-quarter drives to New Orleans simply being better at staying on the field.
"“When you stay on the field and you convert third downs, you get some chunk plays and everybody feels good. You gotta stay on the field to get more plays and usually good things happen.”"
When asked about the impact of not having Alvin Kamara in the game, Siemian also gave a predictable response.
"Mark played really well, but Alvin changes the game a little bit."
New Orleans Saints QB Trevor Siemian addresses Week 10 loss
Mark Ingram did break the Saints’ all-time franchise record for rushing yards this game, and he added a score on top of it, too. He carried the ball 14 times for 47 yards and one touchdown.
Yes, it was a good game for Ingram. For the Saints? Not so much.
Siemian refused to blame the loss on the team’s injuries since “Tennessee was pretty banged up too.” He is, of course, referring to Derrick Henry’s season-ending injury, along with Julio Jones recently being put on injured reserve.
In the end, Siemian reinforced his faith in this Saints team in 2021, though trust is hard to gain when your team has beaten the Packers and Buccaneers but lost to the Giants and Falcons.
This was ultimately a very winnable game, but Siemian recognized the little “details” that caused New Orleans to lose to the Titans in Week 10.
"It’s about the strength of the team and not individual players. I think we’ve still got a really good team, and we’re going to get things fixed. Just a couple details we have to clean up here and there. There’s not much margin for error."
Some of those details may include Adam Trautman, who disappointed yet again, as well as Brian Johnson, who missed two extra-point attempts.
The Saints will need a bit more hope — and some roster changes — to turn it around against the Philadelphia Eagles next week.