New Orleans Saints vandt i weekenden. En sejr over et godt angreb, som burde skubbe Saints lidt op af ugens power rankings.
Men hvor er Saints kommet op fra sidste uge?
NFL #14 (#19)
The offense had its most complete game in Sunday’s win over the Colts, looking nothing like the stop-start unit we’ve seen much of the season. The Taysom Hill package was expanded a bit and was as effective as it’s been in 2023. Rashid Shaheed cashed in on three deep balls. The Saints allowed one sack and one turnover, and they happened on the same play. Derek Carr was pretty darned dialed in, and the run game — often going right up the gut — was effective. Who are these guys? It was on the road, and the Colts aren’t terrible defensively most weeks. Even as the offense took two steps forward, though, the Saints’ run defense took (at least) one step backward in that unit’s worst showing. But at 4-4, New Orleans is just as much a contender in the NFC South race as anyone else.— Eric Edholm
ESPN #16 (#20)
Derek Carr has put together what is perhaps his best six quarters of the season, going back to the Thursday night game against the Jaguars last week. Carr and the offense struggled to find their footing in the first part of the season, and he had one of his worst performances against the Buccaneers in Week 4 (127 passing yards, no touchdowns) following a Week 3 shoulder injury. He was much more efficient against the Colts on Sunday, passing for 310 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, possibly showing positive momentum going forward.— Katherine Terrell
CBS #15 (#21)
The got Derek Carr back going good against the Colts. They needed that to turn their season back around.— Pete Prisco
GULKLUD #16 (#20)
Rashid Shaheed… udtales RaSPEED ShaSPEED! Fører nu NFL med 20,8 yards pr. catch.— Claus Elming