by Christian_64144 2 months ago
After some bold moves to start the season that included the trading of QB Jameis Winston, the Saints were optimistic to a good season. Jameis was traded to the Detroit Lions for QB Jared Goff and a late round draft pick. That was not the end of the teams QB troubles, Goff only lasted one game in a Saints uniform as the team sought to trade for QB Marcus Mariotta. The team is now 2-6 on a 2-game winning streak that they look to continue next week against the Baltimore Ravens.
The team ranks 18th offensively so not much production there. Mariotta is 2-4 since joining the team. He’s thrown for over 1,400 yards, 8 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He’s completing 54% of his passes and holds a QBr of 62.0 for the season. Alvin Kamara is the leading rusher 607 yards on 107 attempts. With a 5.7 average Kamara looks to up his numbers in the second half of the season. However, with as many touchdowns as fumbles (4) Kamara will look to get in the endzone more and loss the ball less. Newcomer Jarvis Landry is the team’s leading receiver with 29 receptions for 519 yards and 2 touchdowns. Starting G Andrus Peat also deserves recognition for only giving up 1 sack in 8 games played.
The team ranks 32nd defensively so there’s only room to improve. The defense is lead by LB Demario Davis with a team high 60 tackles. On the backend CB Marshon Lattimore has 8 interceptions double more than the next person. Safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye each have 4 interceptions themselves and are respectively 2nd and 3rd in tackles. We are hoping the defensive efforts in the last two games motivate and inspire the offense and defense for the second half of the season!