Jim Henderson Commentary: Saints win big in Carolina - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Jim Henderson Commentary: Saints win big in Carolina

Source: FOX 8 Source: FOX 8
LONDON (WVUE) -

Sleep-deprived and jet-lagged, the Saints have arrived in London. But after an impressive victory in Charlotte on Sunday, feeling 'alright mate.' 

The Saints travel sweats implored them with a written plea in the back that read "Find your desperation." 

It wouldn't be that hard to locate. Just a glance at the standings in the NFC South, where no one had a defeat but them.

Where everyone had at least once victory, but them, would do. Just two games and two lackluster defeats into the season, they were looking up at all three of their division rivals, exactly where many expected them to finish it. 

Another loss, this time to a division foe, and another 0-and-3 start, and it would be hard to argue otherwise. Same old Saints, another 7-9 season, at best, over before it had barely begun. 

Desperate times produced a disparate performance. The team that hadn't a sack, got four. Hadn't an interception, got three. The team that had trailed by double digits the entire second half of both loses enjoyed that kind of breathing room for the final 30 minutes themselves in this one. 

It remains to be seen if the pre-game show of unity on the part of some in sitting out the National Anthem instead divides this team and its fans. The Saints have left that behind geographically, but one wonders about internally. When the leader of your offense and the leader of your defense are of opposite persuasions, how much will it affect an entire team that finally looked to be on the same page. 

We'll see, except for those folks who swear they won't ever be watching again if it means mixing pigskins with politics.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man steals two buses and crashes into building

    Man steals two buses and crashes into building

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:33:58 GMT
    Man steals two buses and crashes into building (Source: KPLC)Man steals two buses and crashes into building (Source: KPLC)

    Lake Charles Police say that shortly after midnight on August 18, 2018 a man stole a Vinton bus crashing it in the 2900 block of Broad St. Police arrived on scene after the man had fled on foot. Sgt. Keenum with the LCPD says that later that morning police received a report that a second bus had been stolen from Chennault airport. The bus was spotted by officers shortly after who pursued the bus which then crashed into the side of a building on the intersection of Holly Hill and We...

    more>>

    Lake Charles Police say that shortly after midnight on August 18, 2018 a man stole a Vinton bus crashing it in the 2900 block of Broad St. Police arrived on scene after the man had fled on foot. Sgt. Keenum with the LCPD says that later that morning police received a report that a second bus had been stolen from Chennault airport. The bus was spotted by officers shortly after who pursued the bus which then crashed into the side of a building on the intersection of Holly Hill and We...

    more>>
  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints vs Cardinals

    After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs Cardinals

    The Saints return to action next Saturday against the Chargers. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints return to action next Saturday against the Chargers. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Ball security. Ball security. Ball security. Taysom Hill will have to say it in his sleep because it cost him Friday night. Hill accounted for four turnovers against Arizona. 

    more>>

    Ball security. Ball security. Ball security. Taysom Hill will have to say it in his sleep because it cost him Friday night. Hill accounted for four turnovers against Arizona. 

    more>>
  • Friday night shooting in Harvey leaves woman injured

    Friday night shooting in Harvey leaves woman injured

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8
    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Harvey Friday night. 

    more>>

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Harvey Friday night. 

    more>>
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-08-18 17:34:06 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    more>>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    more>>
  • The Latest: Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

    The Latest: Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:50:24 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:18:41 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...
    A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they were found.more>>
    A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they were found.more>>
  • Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says

    Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:20:00 GMT
    EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study. (Source: Pixabay)EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study. (Source: Pixabay)

    EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study.

    more>>

    EWG determined; Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly