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New Orleans Saints Week 15 Recap: Brees/d Beat Vikes Soundly!


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Despite starting the game with several key mistakes that gave away points, albeit field goals and not touchdowns at least, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints‘ defense played a spectacular game to make it all right in the end with a 42-20 win over the Vikings on the road in Minneapolis.WhoDat chants could be heard in that cold weather dome with a great turnout of Saints fans up there in Minnesota too!

QB Drew Brees 9 went 32-40 passing (80%) for 412 yards/5 TDs and a 149.2 QB rating.

RB Darren Sproles 43 had 231 all-purpose yards today!

RB Chris Ivory 29 had 18 carries for 74 yards to lead all Saints running backs on the day, followed by Pierre Thomas 23 with 8 totes of the rock for 44 yards and 1 TD and Sproles with8 for 33 plus all his other yards on screen passes and returns.

Brees used 9 receivers on this day to complete his 412 yards and 5 TD passes with no interceptions!

WR Marques Colston 12 had 8 catches for 91 yards, WR Lance Moore 16 caught 5 passesfor 91 yards and 2 TDs, Sprolsie (of course) had 5 for 79 and 1 receiving TD on the day, TE Jimmy Graham 80 had 7 catches for 70 yards and 1 TD, PT Cruiser went 2 for 41, WR Robert Meachem 17 received 2 for 22 yards, FB Jed Collins 45 brought in 1 for 12, WR Devery Henderson 19 was 1 for 4 and TE John Gilmore 89 caught a 2 yard TD pass from Drew Brees!

The Saints‘ defense was outstanding all day long, all around. Hats off to them for keeping New Orleans in the game early on and remaining stout all throughout to secure a run-away win forDrew Brees and the New Orleans Saints today!

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I'm curious, although I like Ivory I'm surprised that he got the bulk of the carries. Do Thomas or Ingram have some nagging injuries? It just seems to me that he'd be 4th on the RB depth chart.

it isn't that. Ivory is the closest in running style to Ingram. A play that should go to Ingram is going to Ivory instead

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Also, somebody is in desperate need of some proofreading:

Despite starting the game with several key mistakes that gave away points, albeit field goals and not touchdowns at least, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints‘ defense played a spectacular game to make it all right in the end with a 42-20 win over the Vikings on the road in Minneapolis. WhoDat chants could be heard in that cold weather dome with a great turnout of Saints fans up there in Minnesota too!

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I'm curious, although I like Ivory I'm surprised that he got the bulk of the carries. Do Thomas or Ingram have some nagging injuries? It just seems to me that he'd be 4th on the RB depth chart.

Ingram was inactive this week again with his turf toe injury and Pierre is best at screen passes out of the backfield while Ivory is more of a bruising north and south runner and short yardage specialist.

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Also, somebody is in desperate need of some proofreading:

Despite starting the game with several key mistakes that gave away points, albeit field goals and not touchdowns at least, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints‘ defense played a spectacular game to make it all right in the end with a 42-20 win over the Vikings on the road in Minneapolis. WhoDat chants could be heard in that cold weather dome with a great turnout of Saints fans up there in Minnesota too!

What was wrong with that? Send me your corrections and I'll make them!

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Ingram was inactive this week again with his turf toe injury and Pierre is best at screen passes out of the backfield while Ivory is more of a bruising north and south runner and short yardage specialist.

Thanks - I always had the impression that Thomas was your best, all around back - a guy that should get 20 carries a game and rush for numbers that Deuce had when he was healthy.

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