Saints take care of the Bucs in the Dome

New Orleans becomes 6-2 while taking care of the struggling Bucs

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Nov 5, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints Justin Hardee (center) celebrates with special teams teammates posing for a photo in the endzone after a blocked punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Oh when the Saints, go marching in, oh when the Saints go marching in. That’s now six straight wins for the who dat nation. Drew Brees tossed 263 yards, two touchdowns and was 22-27 from the field only having five incompletions. The spot light was on rookie running back Alvin Kamara, he led New Orleans in receiving yards and was 2nd in rushing yards. He had 68 rush yards and a score and had 84 receiving yards and a score.

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Once again the defense was lights out, they won the trench battle which I said was one of my keys to win the game. The Saints tallied four sacks and Vonn Bell forced a fumble. Vonn Bell quietly played a great game, Pro Football Focus rated Bell a 90.1 which was the highest of the game. Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley had them self a game as well, Lattimore was targeted five times but only allowed two receptions and also added a pass deflection. The most memorable play Lattimore made was after he took a cheap shot by Mike Evans, he came a few series later and had a great PBU on Mike Evans on a go route. Crawley balled out too, he was targeted six times and he allowed 2 receptions for only 16 yards.

Saints focus now turns to a surprisingly good Buffalo Bills team that’s coming off  a tough loss against the Jets thursday night. The next few games will be a huge test for this hot Saints team, the next four games are against the Bills, Redskins, Rams and the Panthers. The Saints have had a very special season so far and look like a playoff team but these next four games will show if they can be more than just a playoff team, can they contend for another ring?

 

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