John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
Demario Davis wasn't in much of a rocket-science-y mode Wednesday morning.
The New Orleans Saints' All-Pro linebacker was all nuts and bolts, meat and potatoes, block and tackle as he reflected on the Saints' 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas on Monday night at Allegiant Stadium.
And the simple fact was, defensively, the Saints didn't do the job, and especially, they didn't do the job on third down.
The Raiders were successful on 10 of 17 third-down attempts – and also converted both fourth-down attempts – as Las Vegas was able to run 76 offensive plays and post a staggering 36:18 in time of possession.
"I think at the end of the day, you've got to be able to find ways to get off the field on third down," Davis said. "When you don't get off the field on third down, they're able to extend drives. So you've just got to find a way to get off the field on third down. ...
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