The New Orleans Saints lost against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10, but not all players lost equally.
Which players deserve a pat on the back and which should be benched?
The answer to the latter is, of course, Adam Trautman. For the former, we looked at PFF grades to determine the Saints players that had the biggest performances last week.
According to PFF, these were the highest-graded Saints players from Week 10:
The only shred of good news is: the Saints’ D is still elite.
Four of the five highest-graded Saints players reside in the defensive unit. The only offensive player, Deonte Harris, was New Orleans’ most consistent attacking weapon against the Titans, recording a team-high 84 receiving yards on three receptions for a whopping average of 28 yards per reception.
Who were the heroes in the New Orleans Saints’ Week 10 loss?
The spotlight-stealers were all defensive players, though: Marcus Williams posted three total tackles and locked down the Saints backfield as well as he could against a surprisingly tough Titans’ receiving corps.
David Onyemata recorded five total tackles and one quarterback hit in his third game of the season, playing in a season-high 78 percent of snaps.
Perennial all-star (in our hearts) Cameron Jordan also recorded five total tackles, and though his production hasn’t been stellar this year, he certainly played well enough to earn his 88.6 PFF grade.
Bradley Roby may have outshined Marshon Lattimore this game with his respectable 82.3 grade, recording one tackle, one pass defended, and one quarterback hit.
The Saints couldn’t quite muster enough strength to come back from a deficit in the fourth quarter, and their Week 10 loss marks the second-straight loss after taking a tumble against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.
If anything, this loss shows how the Saints can make any game a close game with their Super Bowl-level defense. All they needed was that fourth quarter two-point conversion to tie it up, and…well, we can all agree Adam Trautman needs to leave. Now.
The Saints’ defense should be here to stay for the long run, but as the adage goes: Defense (and moderately good offense) wins championships.