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Saints roll behind offense -- again

Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:02 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 11:04 pm
 

NEW ORLEANS -- Some might even call it an off night. Really.

That's because the New Orleans Saints didn't have their usual precision ways on offense against the Detroit Lions in an NFC wild-card game Saturday night. Yeah, that mattered. They still rolled up over 600 yards of offense and moved on to the next round of the playoffs with a victory.

On a night when record-setting quarterback Drew Brees got hit more than usual, had several passes that should have been picked, and never really looked all that comfortable, he still threw for 466 yards.

Can anybody stop the Saints offense? 

Then again, the way their defense plays at times, including early against the Lions, the Saints better hope not.

In the year of the pass, the Saints showed again why they are the best passing team in the NFL and why the team that puts them out of this postseason tournament is likely going to have to outscore them.

Now they get the San Francisco 49ers on the road, the one team with a stiff defense that is left in the NFC playoffs.

Something has to give. It's hard to imagine it will be Brees and that passing game.

Category: NFL
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Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:05 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

Is everyone forgeting the Saints still have to play the 49ers. The 49ers have not played an offense like the Saints, because there is only 3 teams that play that style of offense. The 49ers had 23 ints and 22 fumble recoveries. The Saints had 3 turnovers in the first half vs the Lions. Give us an inch and we will take a mile. I hope the players are already looking ahead to the Pack, but I don't think they are that dumb. I know Payton isn't.

No, eveyones not forgetting the 49ers.  Saints had TWO turnovers in the first half vs the Lions.  And they only lost 5 fumbles all regular season, so if you want to hang your hat on an anomaly (that means the exception rather than the rule), go ahead.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:03 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

Notice how the Detroit Lions managed to hit Drew Brees a mite more than he's accustomed? How do you imagine he's going to like it when the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS unload on his sore *ss? It's going to be a much longer day for him, because, unlike Detroit, New York has got a secondary who can hold his receivers up and who will make him pay for every miscue.




---jack_sprat....  been there, done that three months ago.  Saints 49, New York "football" Giants 24.  Brees wasn't touched.  If we didn't pull him out in the fourth quarter, and have Chase Daniel take a knee, it would have been 50+.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:18 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

" Saints are hitting on all cylinders. they are ready to play. brees is hitting yhose receivers, the receivers are catching the ball, the o-line is givivng him time. the little guy sproles is rinning and catching the pigskin.all i can say is the pack better bring their A game. they better bring their lunch cause beating the saints is an all day job. "  --kubbfan

Notice how the Detroit Lions managed to hit Drew Brees a mite more than he's accustomed? How do you imagine he's going to like it when the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS unload on his sore *ss? It's going to be a much longer day for him, because, unlike Detroit, New York has got a secondary who can hold his receivers up and who will make him pay for every miscue.
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Since: Aug 12, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 12:29 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

Is everyone forgeting the Saints still have to play the 49ers. The 49ers have not played an offense like the Saints, because there is only 3 teams that play that style of offense. The 49ers had 23 ints and 22 fumble recoveries. The Saints had 3 turnovers in the first half vs the Lions. Give us an inch and we will take a mile. I hope the players are already looking ahead to the Pack, but I don't think they are that dumb. I know Payton isn't.



Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:43 pm
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

lets be real in the lambeugh this aint happening. the saints are a dome team that will get killed by the snow by the packers. what have the saints done outdoor?

First of all, it's Lambeau......not Lambeugh.


Next, how do you know that the NFC Championship game, will be at Lambeau, and in the snow???


The Saints are a FOOTBALL team, that plays their home games in a dome. That being the case, and knowing that you will play at LEAST 9 of your games each year inside, why wouldn't you put together a team that is more suited to play in a Dome?


Last, you ask what have the Saints done "outdoors"? Well, in the last 3 years they are 13 ~ 5 in outdoor games!!!! What would you like them to do??? 


Get of that "Saints can't play outdoors" crap! You can't show how well you can play outside, when the schedule doesn't provide you the opportunity to do so!! 




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:24 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

saints are hitting on all cylinders. they are ready to play. brees is hitting yhose receivers, the receivers are catching the ball, the o-line is givivng him time. the little guy sproles is rinning and catching the pigskin.all i can say is the pack better bring their A game. they better bring their lunch cause beating the saints is an all day job.



Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:20 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

lets be real in the lambeugh this aint happening. the saints are a dome team that will get killed by the snow by the packers. what have the saints done outdoor?




Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:54 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

I know, BravesGurl, call me crazy, but I like a little less basketball in my football.

Prisco - the team that outscores the other always wins. Always. Come on. Every once and a while I get up the gumption to read a CBS "writer's" stuff, and each time, I'm heartily dissapointed. It really is amazing.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:52 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

For one, the Saints are headed to San Fran to play the 49ers.  The Packers still have to win their first playoff before the Saints are in the equation.  I'm sure you knew all of this, but you see a team (Saints) that looks just as good as if not better than your Packers and you're a bit worried. 
 



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:47 am
 

Saints roll behind offense -- again

How many 40 yard bombs or missed tackles do we have to see to get bored with offense?
You're bored with offense? Seriously? 40 yard bombs and offense make the game exciting. Missed tackles, yeah, OK, but bored with offense?
 


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