Thoughts on Saints-Falcons


It was a good win yesterday heading into the bye week.

Things I liked:

  • NO turnovers.  They win whenever they don't turn the ball over.
  • The run defense.  The run D has gotten short shrift all season.  They're not as bad as people say.  They have been able to stop teams from running on them when they want to.
  • Getting Marques Colston and Robert Meachem more involved.  They need to get Devery Henderson more involved, too, but it wasn't only the Sproles/Graham show this week and that's a good thing.
  • The pass blocking.  Drew had a pretty clean pocket all day.
  • Thomas Morestead.  His punts and kickoffs have been great all year.
  • That Mike Smith is that scared of Sean Payton and Drew Brees.
  • I like that the Falcons are answering all the questions this morning.

Things I didn't like:

  • The Jimmy Graham drops.  He's going to be a great player but he has to keep his head in the game.  That penalty on him on the field goal try was bogus, though.
  • The way the Falcons breezed down the field to tie the game.
  • Harry Douglas eating their lunch all day in the middle of the field.
  • The pass rush still not getting home.
  • The defense putting up stops and the offense not doing anything about it early.  Made the game a lot closer than it needed to be.
  • Roman Harper dropping an interception that would have iced the game.  He had a good game otherwise. 

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They've taken charge of the NFC South. Now they just have to hold it.

At the end of next week they'll have at least a one game lead over Atlanta, possibly two. I agree they aren't exactly dominating, I just meant it's better to be the chased and have some measure of your fate in your own hands.


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