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A scoring threat on Special Teams and an ability to start fast were two new “personality” traits on full display against the Jets that the 2018 Saints team didn’t have.
By Elias J. Williams | Canal Street Chronicles
Last year, the Saints had an ability to close games, but starting them off quickly wasn’t a specialty. In 16 games charted the Saints were able to win their first two series to go up 7-0 or 10-0 early in only two games (Redskins and Falcons).
In the rest of the games, they were either behind or could only muster ties or fragile three point leads.
In last night’s 28-13 victory over the Jets, New Orleans showed that they’ve added a new weapon to their arsenal in the ability to pounce on teams very quickly to put pressure on them while having the defense hold up it’s end of the bargain and not give up scores early.
To put it succinctly, all phases of the game were practically dominant and here’s why. ...
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