Lance Moore has played in 9 of the Saints' 12 games this season, missing three with what was "hand/wrist injury". Could that be why he's been having such issues? Whatever it is, Moore has had a miserable season. In 9 games, he had 21 catches for 219 yards and 1 touchdown. Even when he is catching the ball, at an average of 2.3 times per game played, he's not doing much with it. He's had drops, not much separation and almost no plays downfield.no comments
It took me 12 weeks but I'm ON THE BOARD BABY!! Y'all didn't take me seriously so of course I had to oblige and sneak a weekly predictions win for the first time this season. Of course I won on a tiebreaker by virture of picking the Seahawks to win the game... so that's a pretty huge buzzkill. Depressing really. Anyway I join pretty much everyone else in 5th place, still chasing my wife and Gary J.
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The Saints' defense was bad, too. Everyone and their mom knew that stopping the Seahawks starts with stopping Marshawn Lynch. The weird thing is the Saints absolutely did that. They got in positions numerous times to get off the field. But Russell Wilson would make the 3rd down throws and he would scramble. The effort was there and the hits were vicious, though, and even with the game out of hand and the defense getting spanked, you have to give them credit for sustaining the effort level throughout.no comments
The boys recap the Saints getting their ass handed to them in Seattle. Andrew was stunned by the fact the Saints stuffed Marshawn Lynch and still got crushed. Dave says its the worst performance of the Sean Payton Era.
Kevin explains how he watched with the death flu and if we shouldn't be surprised Rob Ryan got desperate as the game slipped away. Andrew explains why the Saints defense isn't creating turnovers.
Should the Seattle lose change what our expectations are for the 2013 Saints season?
The boys preview the Carolina and discuss if Steve Smith is a Top 5 Saints killer.
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The Saints sucked on offense from top to bottom against the Seahawks. They played a superior opponent and pretty much got owned every way you could imagine. The offense put up 7 points, couldn't run the ball, blocked poorly, the receivers got no separation, and Drew Brees never had a chance. That results in 188 yards of offense and an embarrassing loss. The grades below aren't pretty, but of course you didn't expect anything else.no comments
Pretty simple way to sum this one up really: the Saints got whipped up and down the field. There was really no phase of the game that was up for the challenge of playing the Seahawks in Seattle, as the Saints were completely dominated offensively, defensively and on special teams. There's not much positive to take from this game, other than the fact that it ended. It just wasn't our day, and you have to applaud the dominating effort by the Seahawks who were by far the better team. Below are my bullets on the game:no comments
Gameday!!! Finally, it's here! I feel like I've been waiting for this day for a month since the last game. Lots on the line tonight as the Saints will try to take the top record in the NFC off the hands of the Seahawks (by virtue of a tiebreaker). A loss, on the flipside, would put them two games back and down in the tiebreaker leaving it almost impossible to catch up for the top seed. A loss also leaves the Saints tied in the NFC South standings. So a win would go a long way towards the Saints' quest to a Super Bowl title and top overall seed in the NFC. Of course the stakes next week will be even higher but we'll worry about that when the time comes. The last time the Saints travelled to Seattle was in January of 2011 when the then 7-9 divisional champ Seahawks knocked the Saints out of the playoffs 41-36. The Seahawks didn't have Russell Wilson or the shut down defense they have now in that game, but the 131 yards rushing by Marshawn Lynch did the trick. Not that the game needs any reminder for Saints fans. Below are the five things I'll be looking for today.no comments
With the game approaching tomorrow night I caught up with the best Seahawks blogger there is to get some intel on the matchup. Brian Nemhauser stopped by to give me some thoughts on Monday night. You can check out his blog, Hawk Blogger, or follow him on twitter. Many thanks to Brian for taking the time!
Saints Nation: Percy Harvin is listed as doubtful due to hip soreness from the first game. How huge would his absence be?no comments
When Kenny Vaccaro was drafted, I remember many of the twitter "experts", otherwise known as regular Joe Bloggers just like me, blasted the pick. Some wanted Jarvis Jones, others wanted Bjoern Werner and most subscribed to the "anyone but Vaccaro" camp. This because I guess he was labelled as a corner/safety tweener that went for the big hit and would draw penalties. Also frequently noted was his 5 interceptions in 51 college games, so he wasn't a "ballhawk safety" which makes every casual fan drool. Stats above impact on the game is the end goal, I guess. Personally I liked Vaccaro as a pick and I felt the Saints truly did get the best defensive player left on the board at that point. You'll remember I desperately wanted Star Lotulelei to fall to the Saints and he was my dream pick, but ending up with John Jenkins at nose instead of him with Vaccaro to boot wasn't a bad trade off at all. Fast forward to now, I think we can all agree Vaccaro was a good pick. And while some of you were correct in your assessment of Vaccaro's limitations, those has been less of an issue because Rob Ryan has been so good at putting him in a position to succeed.
I have to admit, the inspiration for this blog post was a horrific article on Bleacher Report by none other than Murf Baldwin.no comments
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Last week we had another first time winner this season in RickySpanish, who is now tied for 5th overall. I have to give him credit for the Freddy Krueger pic, too, Nightmare on Elm Street was my favorite scary movie as a kid. If you haven't participated yet it's not too late! There are still five games left and the leader has 2.33 weekly wins. If you get really hot with your predictions late in the season you can still pull it off. RickySpanish, for example, just got his first win but he is now firmly in the mix. I'm made a prediction for 12 straight games and have yet to win once, so no matter what you do it will be less embarrassing than my effort.
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