Deuce: Only Saints themselves, injuries, can stop the black & gold

Seth Dunlap
November 18, 2018 - 7:07 pm

The New Orleans Saints deconstructed the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the Superdome on Sunday, winning in a run-away by a final score of 48-7.

While the Eagles topped the league last season, they've been scuffling so far this year, entering Sunday with a 4-5 record with many predicting a Saints blowout win.  That came to fruition, with the Saints exploding for 31 first half points en-route to a 41 point route.

"I was disappointed at half.  You get spoiled," former Saints running back Deuce McAllister deadpanned after the game on the Saints Radio Network. 

"You're upset that they don't score, that the score isn't 35 (at halftime).  The last two weeks they've scored better than 35 points (in the first half).  They're putting so much pressure on teams in the first half.  If they can't keep up, it's going to be tough."

The win was the ninth consecutive victory for New Orleans, who are blowing out teams at a pace that we haven't seen since perhaps the 2007 Patriots, who went undefeated in the regular season.  The Saints have won each of their past four games by double digits, including 37 and 41 point blowouts the past two weeks.  It's fair to wonder what can slow down the Saints at this point.

"The Saints," said McAlliser, when asked who can stop this team.  "The Saints and injuries.  I do have some concern about that offensive line.  They're beat up there.  They have got to get healthy."

The offensive line is a bit banged up with left tackle Terron Armstead expected to miss the next three games and both Larry Warford and Andrus Peat, the team's starting guards, leaving the game at various points on Sunday.

Now, the Saints have a chance to put more distance between themselves and the rest of their NFC South rivals when the play Atlanta on Thanksgiving night.

"Normally it's 24 hours you get to enjoy this victory.  Since you play on Thursday night you get 10 hours, then it's on to Atlanta.   Atlanta wants to go to sleep, so you may as well put them to sleep and end their season."

Listen to McAllister's full post-game comments in the podcast below, or here.

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