AFR: Saints Dominate; Like They Should Have - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

AFR: Saints Dominate; Like They Should Have

AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez

New Orleans, La - This wasn't the first time this season the Saints faced an inferior opponent. This wasn't the first time this season the Saints faced an opponent they were supposed to beat. Even dominate.

The difference is Sunday in Oakland, the Saints finished the job on a team that matched that description.

The final score was 38-17, a 21-point margin that may as well have been 41. That's what it felt like.

At no point were the Raiders ever in it. Not even a sloppy Saints' second quarter where the Raiders got inside the five twice could help.

The Saints were just a cut above.

On offense they were perfectly balanced: 28 passes, 28 runs. Drew Brees was efficient.  He didn't throw for over 300 yards. Instead he only threw seven incompletions to three touchdowns.

Mark Ingram, Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas carried the load once again for a rushing attack that shredded the Raiders for 153 yards.

The defense gave up chunks of yards in the first half. Did it really matter?

They completely shut down the Raider offense in the second. They also took the ball away twice. One went for a score. One stopped another.

That's all they needed.

If last week was the reminder to the NFL that the Saints season wasn't quite dead yet, this week put everyone on notice that the sleeping giant may finally be awakening.

They may be just 5-5. But given where this team was to where they are now and appear to heading, being .500 never felt so good.

 

 

  • SportsMore>>

  • LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

    LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:54:26 GMT
    Source: Kelly McDuffSource: Kelly McDuff
    Source: Kelly McDuffSource: Kelly McDuff

    South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

    more>>

    South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

    more>>
  • SLIDESHOW: Purple edges White in LSU National L Club Spring Game

    SLIDESHOW: Purple edges White in LSU National L Club Spring Game

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:07:00 GMT
    Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB)Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB)

    The Purple team stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds Saturday evening in the 2018 National L Club LSU Spring Game.

    more>>

    The Purple team stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds Saturday evening in the 2018 National L Club LSU Spring Game.

    more>>
  • Pelicans brace for possible Warriors series ahead

    Pelicans brace for possible Warriors series ahead

    Davis scored 47 points in Game Four. Source: Nola.comDavis scored 47 points in Game Four. Source: Nola.com

    As Anthony Davis has stated multiple times, legacies are built with postseason success. Not just defeating the 3rd-seed Trail Blazers, but sweeping them in a series that they dominated from start to finish. Well, it doesn't get much better than that. "I just try to go out every game and just play to the best of my ability, to go out there and help the team win. I'm trying to build a legacy here in New Orleans, and let people know that we're for real," said Anthony Da

    more>>

    As Anthony Davis has stated multiple times, legacies are built with postseason success. Not just defeating the 3rd-seed Trail Blazers, but sweeping them in a series that they dominated from start to finish. Well, it doesn't get much better than that. "I just try to go out every game and just play to the best of my ability, to go out there and help the team win. I'm trying to build a legacy here in New Orleans, and let people know that we're for real," said Anthony Da

    more>>
Powered by Frankly