Winners and losers from Saints’ mortifying Week 16 loss to Dolphins

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Saints Winners from Week 16

Pete Werner

If anything positive has come from this season, it’s been the play of rookie linebacker Pete Werner, who continues to go out there and smack opponents in the face week after week.

The Ohio State linebacker racked up 10 total tackles in this game and was one of the few bright spots from a humiliating loss. He did this without Kwon Alexander and Demario Davis, who were both out due to testing positive for COVID-19, so it was good to see that Werner could step up and fill the void.

Now if only Zack Baun could learn from Werner…

Lil’Jordan Humphrey

The Saints offense didn’t have many impressive plays but the best play of the night came from Lil’Jordan Humphrey in the fourth quarter. Humphrey had a 56-yard play in the final quarter that took the NOLA offense from really bad to only sorta bad. He finished the night with three catches for 70 yards and has proven to be a reliable guy in this offense.

With a better quarterback, Humphrey could be a much bigger threat in an offense. Hopefully, the Saints get him that quarterback in 2022 and beyond.

Marquez Callaway

Another receiver to have a good night for NOLA was Marquez Callaway, who ended this game totaling four catches for 46 yards. When Ian Book wasn’t getting pressured (which was nearly every play) and was able to get the ball where he wanted, Callaway appeared to be his target.

The former UDFA out of Tennessee has come alive in these past two games and is showing that he can be a factor in this offense.