Nov 11, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Eli Apple (25) celebrates with teammates running back Mark Ingram (22) and outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) after intercepting a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half a


Deuce: So much for that Saints "trap game"

"You could tell this team was really, really locked in . . ."

Seth Dunlap
November 11, 2018 - 6:58 pm

So much for that "trap game."

I wrote in my weekly NFL preview that people describing the Saints trip to Cincinnati as a "trap game" we're using lazy cliches to describe a cold-weather voyage to play a playoff contender on the road.   If there is such thing as a "trap game" in the NFL, this certainly wasn't it.  Not against a 5-3 team that is trying to make their sixth playoff appearance of the past decade.

Well, the Saints Kirk Cousin-ed lazy sports journalism in their 51-14 dismemberment of the Bengals.  

Former Saints running back Deuce McAllister, who called the game on the Saints Radio Network, was quick to point out how wrong those expecting New Orleans road defeat look now.

"Trap game.  Trap game, that's all you heard.  Trap game," eye-rolled McAllister in his post-game commentary.

"Man, this was impressive against a team that was really leading their division up until today."

The Saints have looked like the best team in the NFL for over a month now.  If there were any non-believers this morning, perhaps another day of penance at the altar Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and this explosive New Orleans offense finally has them converted.

"You could tell though that this team was really, really locked in," McAllister said.  "The one thing that helped them was losing Dez (Bryant), because you knew you really had to be on your game."

The Saints scored touchdowns on all five of their first-half possessions and used a bruising running game to compliment another sensationally efficient game from quarterback Drew Brees.  That performance on the ground even earned a tip of the cap from the franchises all-time leading rusher.

"To be able to have 234 yards rushing, that's dominating," McAllister said.

The Saints now come home to face the Eagles next Sunday in the Superdome.

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

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