Nov 12, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead (72) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field.

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Terron Armstead says Saints "haven't accomplished anything" yet

Seth Dunlap
November 22, 2017 - 6:53 pm

One of the biggest reason for the Saints turnaround this season has been the stellar play across the offensive line.  There's been no one more pivotal among that group than left tackle Terron Armstead who returned from a shoulder injury during week six.  Armstead's return was a steadying influence among a group that has dealt with a slew of injuries this season.   He joined the Players Show on WWL Radio this week and expressed how glad he was to be back and healthy.

"It's definitely been a hard fought journey.  It's been a long road," Armstead said.  "Now my fifth year in it's been a long road, it's been a great journey in New Orleans and I've been loving every part of it."

He's back, and the Saints are rolling.  The team has won eight straight games which has many people talking about a deep playoff run.

"The confidence level is through the roof, especially with the win we had this past Sunday," he said.  "Down 15 with three minutes left, and to be able to pull it off - get to overtime and pull it off.  It shows championship pedigree.  It shows the fighter mentality that we have throughout the locker room.  You need those things in January, February if you're trying to play in the big dance.  So, I feel like we have that mentality we have that pedigree.  This eight straight has been great, it has.  But we haven't accomplished anything.  It's still a young season.  Still got a long way to go.  Still got two divisional rivals on our heels."

Indeed they do.  The Panthers are 7-3 and just one game back of the Saints.  Atlanta just went on the road to Seattle and won a big Monday Night contest.  The Falcons trail the Saints by just two games.  Nothing is secure yet, but the Saints have put themselves in position to make a nice run down the stretch. 

"The NFC South is a stacked division," Armstead said.  "With these eight straight wins we've put ourselves in a position to control our own destiny.  We have to see Carolina again, we have to see Atlanta twice.  We have to see Tampa Bay again.  So, uh, we control everything so far."

Listen to Armstead's full interview with Deke Bellavia on the WWL Players Show in the podcast below.

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