The last time the New Orleans Saints won by a shutout was back in 1995. All of that changed today when the Saints dominated their divisional rivals the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints won the game easily with a final score of 41-0 as Drew Brees threw for four touchdowns.
The Saints looked the best they have all season as they got contributions from both sides of the ball. The offense was on point for the entire game as it also got a nice contribution from running back Mark Ingram, who rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown. If the Saints could have put together games like this they probably would have had one of the best records in the NFL.
In addition to the great offense the Saints also played great on the defensive side of the ball as they made four interceptions as a team, two coming from cornerback Jabari Greer. The Saints were clicking on all cylinders as they dismantled the competition and improved to 6-8 on the season.
While the Saints’ playoff chances are over for the season, this latest game was a good sign for the team. The Saints got back to their old form against the Buccaneers and it looks like they will close this season out on a high note.
In this shutout victory the Saints looked like a team that made it to the divisional round in last year’s playoffs when they went 13-3 in the regular season. It is encouraging to see the Saints win in such a dominating fashion because they are getting back to the great team that they are.
The Saints are an offensive juggernaut, and they need to play as such each and every time they take the field. Brees is at his best when he takes to the air and throws touchdown after touchdown. Furthermore, the Saints are at their best when they can establish a good ground game. The Saints have one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL and Sunday’s win proved that once again.
Now, the Saints are trying to establish a new defensive scheme to the team. The defense is a work in progress to say the least but they have shown flashes of improvement. I think next season the Saints will be a very complete team as the defense will no doubt improve and it will be coupled with a terrific offense.
Next week the Saints will face off against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas, and the Saints would love to play spoiler. The Saints seem to be peaking at the moment but unfortunately it is a little too late. The Saints need to close out the season with victories as it will give them momentum heading into the off-season and as they prepare for next season.