And that’s where it all went wrong. Philly’s mad scientist for a coach has been trying to get his $8.5 million a year running back to run east and west in an attempt to get around defenses. The fact he was so easily replaced last week or that he managed only two yards on 13 carries against the Cowboys in a Week 2 loss.
And that brings us full circle back to tonight’s game. Those two will be playing their first game of the season, and it will be Byrd’s first start since week four last season.
Atlanta’s running back also had five receptions for 52 yards in that game, so everything is set up for Ingram to have his best fantasy game of the season.
The Saints and Cowboys kickoff at 7:30 pm on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football“.
Mincey cleared the concussion protocol this week and is expected to play in New Orleans.
Notes: Quarterback Drew Brees was among those players listed as limited in Thursday’s practice. Brees sat out last week’s loss to the Carolina Panthers while backup Luke McCown filled in. The Saints roster is already thin; should any of these players prove unable to suit up against Dallas, it will make it that much more hard for New Orleans to eke out a victory.
Saints Coach Sean Payton said he plans on starting quarterback Drew Brees Sunday night when the team plays the Dallas Cowboys.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Saints are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Cowboys while the over/under is now sitting at 48 points.
CBSSports contributors fall pretty much in line with the idea that the Cowboys are just too weakened to hang with the Saints on prime time television. The Saints have only three passing plays of 25 yards or more this season. As a result, Jones had a dominating effort. “If he’s capable and able, I’m sure he’ll be ready to go and I thought he looked good this week”.
That means the encounter, at 12.30am on Monday morning, could be contested with the Cowboys and the Saints both fielding their reserve quarterbacks.
But it is not enough and so many times you see opposing defenders racing into the backfield right as the running back is touching the ball.
I don’t doubt for one single second that any Saints fan at the moment – no matter how p*ssed off they may be about the team’s disappointing results have been in this previous year and a half – has lost faith and hope in this football team. That being said, if Dallas loses to a bottom-of-the-barrel New Orleans team, this season is in real trouble.