5 shining stars from NOLA Saints’ crucial week 17 win vs Panthers

Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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2. C.J. Gardner-Johnson

How can NOLA Saints fans not love C.J. Gardner-Johnson? Not only is the dude electric on the field but he’s electric off of it as well. He’s always pumping up the crowd on the sideline and he really brought that energy into the game as well.

The former fourth-round pick finished this game with two QB hits, one sack, and the game-sealing interception to keep the Saints alive in the playoff hunt.

1. Cameron Jordan

Last, but most certainly not least, we have Cameron Jordan, who went from having a slow start to the season to being nearly unstoppable in the past three weeks. Jordan missed the Jets game due to landing on the COVID-19 list and it was the first game he ever missed in his career.

Obviously he was doing something that week to jumpstart his season, as he’s been a completely different player ever since. Jordan was on a rampage this week, sacking Darnold 3.5 times and totaling eight tackles as well. He was everywhere on the field and whenever the Saints needed a big stop, Jordan came up in the clutch.

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These are the five shining stars from Week 17’s win over Carolina. Did I miss anyone?