17 September 2006

Saints 34 Packers 27

Will Smith sacks Brett Favre to kill a Packers drive while the game is tied


TWO AND FREAKIN' OH, BABY!

THE SUPERDOME WILL BE ROCKING NEXT MONDAY NIGHT! BRING ON THE FALCONS!

THE GOOD
  • The Saints went on a 34-7 run after falling behind 13-0 in the first quarter.
  • Drew Brees caught on fire after the first quarter.
  • Deuce had 2 big touchdowns on the ground, and a nice catch and run in the first quarter.
  • Reggie Bush caught 8 balls, including 2 big catches. Sooner or later he'll break one.
  • Marques Colston has touchdown catches in his first 2 games as a pro.
  • Joe Horn had a better game this week.
  • Sean Payton going for it on 4th down late in the 2nd quarter, and converting. If we don't, we don't have the lead at halftime.
  • The vertical passing game came back about halfway through the second quarter.
  • The defense bent some more, but still didn't break.
  • The Saints stuffed the run for the second week in a row. We hadn't done that in a while either.
  • The defense forced a HUGE Omar Stoutmire interception at the end zone, when the Packers were driving to reclaim the lead.
  • Will Smith had a HUGE 12-yard sack of Brett Favre at a point when the Packers could have retaken the lead in the 4th quarter.
  • The Saints d forced a HUGE Ahman Green fumble. And the offense came right back on the VERY NEXT play and scored what would become the game-winning touchdown. By the way, why didn't the Packers challenge the play?
  • The defense kept the opponent from tying or winning the game in the final minutes for the second week in a row.
THE BAD
  • Who on the offensive line was blocking Aaron "3 sacks" Kampman?
  • We had a hard time stopping A.J. Hawk too. He looks like a real player. And remember, he's the guy we probably would have picked if Reggie wouldn't have fallen in our laps.
  • Jason Craft let Donald Driver steal an interception from him. If he pulls it in, GAME OVER with about 5 minutes left in the game.
  • Outside of Deuce's 2 touchdown plays, we could not run the ball against a defense that probably isn't very good.
  • SOMEBODY COVER DONALD DRIVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE UGLY
  • Drew Brees's first ten minutes of the game were as bad as I've ever seen from a Saints quarterback. Sure, the fumbles were a result of pressure, but he wasn't even close on the interception.
  • How many passes did the Packers drop today?
  • Even though he had a nice punt return, Lance Moore's "attempt" at an important catch on 3rd down in the 4th quarter was atrocious.
  • I'm putting that Reggie Bush punt return here, because I wouldn't call it good or bad. But damn, those moves were sick.
  • Devery Henderson's dropped pass, which he made up for--thank you very much.
  • We still can't close on offense in the final minutes. We get a chance to milk the clock late if we get one first down. But we can't do it, again. Of course, this is not a new development in Saints history.
But, I must say, when the good is just as big as the bad and the ugly combined, it's usually a good week. Keep it up!

TAGS: NFL, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Drew Brees, Deuce McAllister, Reggie Bush

6 Comments:

At September 17, 2006 11:17 PM, Blogger Steve Berg said...

iNice Blog. I am a Packers fan, and enjoyed the game but hoped it would end in a win for the Packers. Good luck to the Saints the rest of the season.

 
At September 18, 2006 9:15 AM, Blogger John Blutarsky said...

How about that move that Henderson put on the Packers secondary for the touchdown? Drew had a great pump fake that really helped sell that move too.

 
At September 18, 2006 10:05 AM, Blogger Fitch N. DarDar said...

That's something I should have added to the "good": coaching and reading defenses. The O.C. and Brees saw that Ahmad Caroll had cramps on the previous play, and he had man on Henderson.

And then in the 3rd quarter, Brees saw that a linebacker was covering Joe Horn in the slot. 50 yard gain.

 
At September 18, 2006 1:06 PM, Blogger jeffrey said...

That was Stinchcomb blocking (or not) Aaron Kampman. Protection will continue to be a problem from that side.

I think the interception might have been Devery's fault for running a bad route.

The play calling on that last 3 and out drive was just terrible.

In a lot of ways, the Saints made enough stupid mistakes to lose that game... but got away with it. Something tells me they won't get away with it next week.

 
At September 18, 2006 2:27 PM, Anonymous GentillyGirl said...

Okay, maybe I need to become a Saints fan. 'Tis okay, I cheered Drew Brees back at Purdue.

Okay, am I obligated to cook for the tailgate parties? I'm not wearing a helmet, thank you very much.

Poop! You folks are getting me back into sports. Oh well, it's a good group of folks, so all is well.

I want a cheerleader's outfit... only fair.

 
At September 19, 2006 10:02 AM, Blogger Zihuatanejo said...

what happened to your levees.org email campaing? It was up for a short while then never came back.

Anyway, You guys should really check this out and get it started here if you have not already. They could of sent that out to the whole country and got thousans of people to respond.

 

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