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Saints defense doing their share, and then some

Getty Images The Saints have piled up big numbers for years.
The fact they’re doing it with their defense is new.
But that was the case last night against the Falcons, with the Saints forcing four turnovers (including three in the red zone) and sacking Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
“It could have been more,” defensive end Cameron Jordan said, via Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
“There was so much left on the table.
The Saints held the Falcons to 26 yards on 16 rush attempts, taking away what the Falcons were hoping to be the foundation of their game plan.
The only thing the Saints defense didn’t do was score, but again, they’re playing with that Brees guy (who only needed 22 pass attempts and 171 yards to throw four touchdowns).
The contrast is also amazing.
That rank climbed steadily, as they were 27th in 2016 and 17th’s last year.
That includes the course of this season, too.

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The Saints have piled up big numbers for years.

The fact they’re doing it with their defense is new.

But that was the case last night against the Falcons, with the Saints forcing four turnovers (including three in the red zone) and sacking Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

It could have been more,” defensive end Cameron Jordan said, via Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “There was so much left on the table. … It is what it is.”

That seems almost greedy, but the Saints have come a long way from having a defense that only had to be not-terrible, thanks to Drew Brees. Now, they’re actually getting things done on their own.

The Saints held the Falcons to 26 yards on 16 rush attempts, taking away what the Falcons were hoping to be the foundation of their game plan. The only thing the Saints defense didn’t do was score,…

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