New Orleans Saints tabte på et dårligt fjerde kvarter på udebane mod Green Bay Packers. Et nederlag der måske kommer tilbage og viser sig meget kristisk, når seedning til playoffs begynder at nærme sig.
Men hvordan ligger Saints i denne uge power rankings ?
NFL #18 (#14)
That’s now seven straight games where the offense has scored 20 or fewer points. This one comes with an asterisk in that it involved Derek Carr playing at less than full strength. Carr missed some throws, for sure, but how many came as a result of his sore shoulder? That’s hard to tell. The Saints were struggling offensively before Carr got hurt. The defense is pretty terrific, but how long can it hold teams down without some help? The Saints have only five touchdowns in four games; only one team, Cincinnati with four, has fewer. One of those TDs was a Rashid Shaheed punt return, so they’re averaging one offensive touchdown per game. Somehow, some way, it must be fixed.– Eric Edholm
ESPN #18 (#15)
Saints coach Dennis Allen said the loss to the Buccaneers was “one of their worst tackling games,” which allowed the Bucs to make some big plays to seal the victory. And after sacking the opposing quarterback seven times in the first two games, the defense has gotten to the quarterback only two times since. The Saints’ defense was solid through their first 2.5 games, but they’ve made just enough mistakes in the past six quarters to where they can’t overcome the offense’s shortcomings.— Katherine Terrell
CBS #19 (#13)
The offense just didn’t do enough against Tampa Bay. Derek Carr’s shoulder injury clearly was an issue.– Pete Prisco
GULKLUD #17 (#12)
Tillod for første gang i 14 kampe over 20 point, og så tabte Saints til Bucs.– Claus Elming