Keepin' it under 100: Saints' run defense continues to hold opponents in check (1 Viewer)



By Rod Walker | The Advocate


The streak is now 16 games, the length of an entire NFL season.

That's how long it's been since the New Orleans Saints have allowed an opposing rusher to go for more than 100 yards in a game.

You have to go all the way back to Nov. 19, 2017, when Washington Redskins back Samaje Perine ran for 117 yards to find a back who eclipsed the century mark against a defense whose ability to stop the run sometimes goes unnoticed.

"Credit just goes to our D-line," said Saints linebacker Craig Robertson. "They have been playing phenomenal, and they don't get the credit they deserve."

The unit leads the NFL in yards rushing allowed (both per game and per carry) and proved its worth in Sunday's 45-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, when they kept the league's leading rusher in check. ...

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