Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Columnist
What’s up Who Dat Nation, this is Fleur De Lis, I am here to discuss all things NOLA. Today of course everyone is talking about our field leader Drew Brees and his injury and it potential impact on the Saints being able to win games in his absence.
This is something that has many fans worried that the Black and Gold may not get to the Super Bowl this year. And while the Saints definitely need Brees on the field, let us not forget that the game of football is not just about one player, but a team sport with a 53 man roster and where coaching and strategy matters.
The Saints exemplified this and more against the Seattle Seahawks who began the season at 2-0 and is considered one of the league’s best teams. Our Saints went into their house, giving them a good spanking and showed what a true team victory looked like getting it done in every aspect.
In a 33-27 victory on Sunday over Seattle the scoreboard did not reflect how dominant the Saints were throughout the game.
Teddy Bridgewater, of course is not Drew Brees, but he showed poise and leadership on the field with the help of outstanding players such as the unstoppable Alvin Kamara and one of the league’s top wide receivers in Michael Thomas.
On the defensive side of the ball, the stats do not tell the whole story. The Saints gave up over 500 yards to the powerful Seattle offensive led by Russell Wilson, but the Saints defense showed up and made many big plays that changed the momentum of the game.
Eli Apple caused a Seattle fumble and Von Bell ran it in for a touchdown. Guess what? This week it was not called back and from that point the Saints dominated the game. They also stopped Seattle’s powerful offense on three fourth down attempts.
That was not all; the special teams did their thing as well. The speedster Deonte Harris returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown to give the Saints their first score; from that point they did not look back handily winning the game.
The Saints are atop the NFC South with a record of 2-1. It is still early in the season and with the loss of Drew Brees for a few weeks there is still concern from members of the Who Dat Nation about the Saints ability to win without him.
But this performance showed if they play as a team they can win against the best teams in the league.
Next week they will be tested as they play the Dallas Cowboys led by superstar quarterback Dak Prescott.
But we as part of the Who Dat Nation feel confident that our Saints have what it takes to win against any team in the league.
So until Brees returns to the field of play; Go Peyton, Go Teddy, Go Kamara, Go Thomas, Go Cam, Go Saints!!
Let’s continue to show the world when we play as a team we have what it takes and this year it’s Black and Gold all the way to the Super Bowl Baby!!!
Until Next Time…This is Fleur De Lis signing off.
If we can make header “Fleur De Lis” this is a column written about all things New Orleans. Fleur De Lis, is the writer as well.
New Orleans Saints’ Deonte Harris (11) celebrates his touchdown on a punt return against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP
Seattle Seahawks fans, background, in rain gear watch quietly as New Orleans Saints celebrate a touchdown on a fumble recovery by Vonn Bell, third right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP
New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hands of ball to Alvin Kamara against the Seattle Seahawks, where the Saints dominated the game on both sides of the ball leading to a 33-27 victory.