2013 NFL Grades, Week 10: Dallas' defense a total disaster
2013 NFL Grades from Week 10, looking at each NFL team and breaking down their performance.
Boy did that get out of hand quickly. Before the Dallas Cowboys knew what hit them, the New Orleans Saints piled up 40 first downs en route to pulverizing Dallas and humiliating Monte Kiffin's defensive unit. Sean Lee left with an injury and DeMarcus Ware was seriously hampered as well but there's no excuse for that portion of the team being that bad.
For the second game in three weeks the Cowboys gave up more than 600 yards of total offense. Those 40 (forty!) first downs for the Saints were an NFL record. Mark Ingram , who has never rushed for 100 yards in a single game in his career, ran for 145 yards on Sunday and averaged more than 10 yards a carry.
The Saints nearly covered the 55-point over/under by themselves. Drew Brees had almost as many incompletions (7) as Tony Romo had completions (10).
It was the third-largest single-game differential in yardage between two teams in the last 25 years, with the Saints producing 432 more yards than the Cowboys.
"It wasn't a fun game," Tony Romo said afterward.
Rob Ryan would probably disagree. He was given the boot by the Cowboys this offseason so they could bring in Kiffin and transition to his Tampa-2 defense. Ryan's defense got the Saints rolling while Kiffin's defense is simply rolling over.
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