The New Orleans Saints were not able to get a win in their final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans losing 10-6. The Saints finished the preseason with a 2-3 record as they prepare for the start of the regular season on September 9th against the Washington Redskins.
It was a very low-scoring affair that did not feature many of the Saints’ starting line-up. The Saints will make their final roster cuts today and this final preseason game was a chance for players on the roster bubble to make an impression.
Running back Travaris Cadet continues to build a strong case for himself as he had another impressive game. Cadet led the Saints ground game with 15 carries for 57 yards and he also led the receiving corps grabbing eight receptions for 44 yards. Cadet has all but solidified his roster spot and at this point I would be a little surprised if the Saints did not retain him.
Quarterback Chase Daniel had great numbers as he started and played the majority of the game. Daniel was 31-45 with 288 yards but he did throw two interceptions as well. Daniel finished the game with a 67.6 QB rating.
The Saints’ offense was not on full display despite the big numbers from Daniel and I think not having Drew Brees play at all contributed to that. However, this was the final preseason game and the coaching staff did not want to take any chances of injury with the regular season a little more than a week away.
With Hurricane Issac moving out of the New Orleans area the Saints will return home and practice on Monday in Metairie with their final 53-man roster. Despite the loss this final preseason game should be the final measuring stick for who the Saints would like to keep on their roster.
The Saints look ready for the start of the regular season and I know Brees and the offense will put on a show in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome come September 9th. The Saints will begin their quest for a Super Bowl against the Redskins and I know they will be ready for them. Despite everything that has happened in the offseason the Saints remain one of the most focused teams in the NFL.
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