If you make Jameis Winston your beginning quarterback, you join the entire Winston expertise and that is precisely what New Orleans has gotten over the primary two weeks of the season. You get the highs, which the Saints received in Week 1 when Winston wowed everybody with 5 landing passes in a dominating 38-3 win over the Packers. And naturally, you get the lows, which Winston offered on Sunday in the course of the Saints’ 26-7 blowout loss in Carolina.
After trying unstoppable final week, the Saints have been fortunate to attain a single level towards the Panthers. Winston was beneath fixed strain all the sport and when he is beneath strain, he is susceptible to creating dangerous selections, which is precisely what occurred a number of occasions towards the Panthers, together with the interception you see beneath, which got here with simply 23 seconds left within the first half.
Together with that decide, Winston ended up going 11-for-22 for 111 yards with zero landing passes and two interceptions. Though Winston was dangerous on this sport, it wasn’t fully his fault that the Saints had offensive troubles. A giant cause he struggled is as a result of the Panthers merely overwhelmed the Saints offensive line.
There have been a number of move performs just like the one beneath the place Winston merely did not have sufficient time to get a move off.
That was certainly one of 4 sacks that Winston took within the sport. If the move sport is not working, typically you may see the run sport decide up the slack, however that wasn’t positively the case for the Saints. Alvin Kamara was restricted to only 5 yards on eight carries on a day the place the Saints completed with simply 48 yards speeding.
General, the Saints totaled simply 128 yards of offense, which was their lowest complete since 2001. They won’t have missed Drew Brees final week, however they positively missed him this week. Brees has the power to suppose shortly on his toes and he was normally in a position to get the ball off irrespective of how a lot strain he was dealing with. Then again, that is one thing Winston struggles with.
We do not know if final week’s group or this week’s group is the true Saints group for 2021, however New Orleans higher hope that the Jameis who confirmed up at the moment is not right here to remain.
Alright, let’s get to the grades for each sport from Week 2. For those who’re searching for a deeper dive on Washington’s wild win over the Giants that was performed on Thursday, be sure to click here.
Carolina 26-7 over New Orleans
Chicago 20-17 over Cincinnati
L.A. Rams 27-24 over Indianapolis
Denver 23-13 over Jacksonville
Cleveland 31-21 over Houston
San Francisco 17-11 over Philadelphia
49ers-Eagles grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
New England 25-6 over N.Y. Jets
Patriots-Jets grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Las Vegas 26-17 over Pittsburgh
Raiders-Steelers grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Buffalo 35-0 over Miami
Payments-Dolphins grades by Chris Trapasso (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Arizona 34-33 over Minnesota
Tampa Bay 48-25 over Atlanta
Tennessee 33-30 over Seattle (OT)
Titans-Seahawks grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Dallas 20-17 over L.A. Chargers
Cowboys-Chargers grades by Patrik Walker (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
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