New Orleans Saints Shining Stars – No. 2: Brett Maher
The Saints’ kicker situation hasn’t been good this year but we finally had a stress-free day when it came to the kicker position, thanks to a terrific day from Brett Maher.
The former Nebraska Cornhusker connected on all three field goals asked of him and also knocked through all three extra-point attempts he was asked to take. At the end of the day, that accounted for 12 of the Saints’ 30 points on the day.
Yeah, having a good kicker is pretty dang important, wouldn’t you say? This game is completely different if Maher doesn’t have the tremendous day he had in the Meadowlands.
New Orleans Saints Shining Stars – No. 1: Alvin Kamara
This should come as no surprise, as Alvin Kamara has always been the highlight of the Saints’ offense and Sunday was no exception. We hadn’t seen Kamara in action for over a month due to injury but he was back and better than ever.
The NOLA running back finished the day with a whopping 27 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown while grabbing four catches for 25 yards. We’ve always known that the Saints offense goes as Kamara goes and he showed once again why that is. It couldn’t have come at a better time either, as New Orleans desperately needed a win and Kamara helped get them there.
These were just a few shining stars for New Orleans on Sunday. Did I leave anybody out?