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The Unbelievable, Good, Bad & Ugly from the Saints beat down of the Eagles

Kristian Garic
November 18, 2018 - 11:03 pm
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For the sixth game in a row the Saints cruised to victory; this time 48-7 over the Eagles.  You know things are going your way, when the backups get to play nearly the entire fourth quarter. Here is the Unbelievable, good, bad and ugly.
 
Unbelievable:  Over 540 yards of offense generated by the Saints; once again scoring more than 40 points for the sixth time this season.   The Saints averaged an eye popping 8 yards per play in the win over the Eagles, and possessed the ball for over 37 minutes.  The Saints punted just twice against Philadelphia, after not punting at all last week against the Bengals.  

The Saints are putting up video game numbers in real life, and making it look easy. This offense could go down as the best the NFL has ever seen.  The Saints scored on 80% of their offensive drives against the Eagles.  The Black & Gold came into this game scoring on 61% of their offensive drives. That percentage should increase even more this week.

Good:  How about rookie WR Tre’Quan Smith?  This was his night! 10 catches 157 yards and a touchdown.  Not bad for a player, who was pretty much out of site/out of mind a few weeks ago. Smith didn’t just make the easy catches, but hauled in a couple of nice contested catches along the way.

Bad:  Carson Wentz was awful, not bad.  I don’t have an awful category so he goes in the bad column.   Wentz was harassed throughout the game, and threw three interceptions and was sacked four times.  Wentz had a QB rating of 31.9. For those who don’t know, that is a dreadful.

Ugly:  Eagles fans get my vote. Let’s face it, we know the reputation of Philly fans,but the amount of trash talking they did in the pre-game outside of the Superdome - embarrassing really. What’s that old saying...put up or shut up? That’s why Eagles fans filed out of the Superdome early in the third quarter, tails between their legs.

The Saints are now 9 and 1 and looking like a team that can’t be beat.  Right now destiny awaits, and it seems the only team that can beat the Saints, is the Saints.

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