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The good, bad, and ugly in Saints win over Giants

Kristian Garic
October 02, 2018 - 9:31 am
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The Saints are 3 and 1 and on pace with where everyone expected them to be in the first quarter of the season. Here is the good the bad and ugly from the Saints win.

 

The good:  You got another road win, which makes two in a row away from the dome. The Saints have been finishing games this season scoring 14 points in every game this season.  That is impressive. I loved how balanced the team was on offense going a perfect 32 run plays and 32 pass plays.

The good part two:  How about the defense, they didn’t give up a bunch of big plays down field.  I think the defense took a step in the right direction holding the Giants to 18 points “If you can hold opponents to 18 points, with this offense the Saints won’t lose another game this season,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert. The Saints defense also forced and recovered two fumbles in the win over New York.

 

The Bad: The Saints red zone offense went 2 for 6.  Not Good! Especially for an offense quarterbacked by Drew Brees.  The Saints settled for field goals in each of their first four trips to the red area.  “Against better teams, that will get you beat,” explained Bobby Hebert.  The Saints struggled at times last year in the red zone and have to fix their issues if they have any aspirations of playing in Atlanta, the site of Super Bowl XXIV, one more time this season.

 

The Ugly: Did you see Ted Ginn Jr in late in the game with the Saints up by 8 points on the kick return safe play? Yeah, it could have been costly.  Ginn Jr, bobbled the kick off and got tackled inside the Saints five yard line and the Giants were poised to come up with a big stop and get the ball back with great field position.  That is until Drew Brees stepped in and hit Tight End Josh Hill for a 27 yard catch and run to get the Saints out of a deep hole.

 

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