Brees, who was coming off a shoulder injury, was pressured consistently in the first three quarters and connected mostly on short routes. Brees sealed the Cowboys fate with an 80-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Spiller on the first possession in over-time.
Skill: Brees led Spiller perfectly with his pass, dropping the ball over the head of the scrambling Wilson and just in front of the late-arriving Church. “He’s probably the best teammate I’ve ever played with – just his preparation”. In his absence, Joseph Randle likely won’t see much more work, since he was the team’s top running back anyway. Among New Orleans’ woes: An anemic running game, an inconsistent, a sloppy defense and a shaky kicking game. The tackle C.J. broke on the safety was huge. We all questioned if the 32-year old inexperienced quarterback could throw the ball down the field. I tried to keep the safety in the middle (of the field).
When New Orleans then tied the game in the third quarter, it again came after what appeared to be another forced turnover by the Cowboys, this time the officials first ruling that linebacker Andrew Gachkar had recovered a fumble.
“I’m sure when he looks at the film there’ll be a few throws that he looks at and he’s frustrated with”, Payton said. On the off chance that he’s drawing a considerable measure of consideration, then we can release another person with it, and they can make plays with it. You only sort of pick and pick your minutes. He would finish 33 of 41 for 359 yards and two touchdowns against a depleted and inexperienced Dallas defense.
After recording just 40 receptions for 291 yards last season, Jamaal Charles is on pace to haul in 80 catches for 906 yards. The winning score enlivened a Superdome crowd stunned by former Arkansas Razorbacks kicker Zach Hocker’s 30-yard miss for the Saints in the final seconds of regulation. “I knew we were going to out there and win this game. He’s got another plan, ‘” Brees said. Brandon Weeden led a 91-yard drive, concluding with a touchdown pass to Terrance Williams that tied the game at 20 late in the fourth quarter.
“Drew was smart enough to get it snapped it quickly”, Saints coach Sean Payton said. Good try by Subway with its “Trophy Talk”, but it’s gonna take more than Davey O’Brien’s statue to make us forget Jared Fogle’s pedophilia. “Obviously, in overtime, we didn’t get the job done”. Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers are able to listen to live game commentary for the Saints on channel 93, the Cowboys on channel 83, or national coverage on channel 88 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. They had just 44 yards rushing through the first three quarters. The Saints won 26-20 in overtime.
Taking over as the starter after rookie Tevin Coleman sustained a rib injury in Week 2, Freeman has six TDs in the past two games and an NFL-leading seven for the season. Linebacker Sean Lee suffered a concussion , running back Lance Dunbar was lost to a knee injury and wide receiver Brice Butler left in the third quarter with a hamstring injury. Coach Jason Garrett said Dunbar would undergo tests Monday….
The Cowboys had a good if imperfect start to the game. He didn’t return to action….