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Saints Road Struggles proves they need the Home-Field Advantage Bleacher Report

December 18, 2018 Sports 2 Views Jason E. Miczek / Associated Press New Orleans Saints are good, but they are not like good. Their superiority in the NFC is limited by dominance within the Mercedes-Benz Superdoms walls. And although Drew Brees and Co. are 7-1 on the way this season, they are very vulnerable from home. The Saints fled Charlotte with a 12-9 victory Monday over a skating-Carolina Panthers group at the Bank of America Stadium. New Orleans finished their last three-game road swing with a 2-1 record and appeared on the other side as NFL's only 12-winner team. But the sacred achievements of the past three weeks should not be good if the team can not secure the advantage of the home field. If the Saints lose to Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers (in their second meeting), Los Angeles Rams would skip them as NFC's best team, provided Rams wins against Arizona Cardinals (3-11) and San Francisco 49ers (4-11) -10). An old football client says: "A running game and good defense trip." The Saints are stuck in both areas with the eighth rushing break and the 11th ranked the defense, including the league's best defense. But three straight opponents whose quality is suspected was held in the fourth quarter. Only Dallas Cowboys became victorious, but to hit Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Panthers at this time of the season is nothing to note. Bucs is NFC South's bottom-dweller, while the panthers have lost six straight races. Cowboys recipient Amari Cooper stewards…

Jason E. Miczek / Associated Press

New Orleans Saints are good, but they are not like good. Their superiority in the NFC is limited by dominance within the Mercedes-Benz Superdoms walls. And although Drew Brees and Co. are 7-1

on the way this season, they are very vulnerable from home.

The Saints fled Charlotte with a 12-9 victory Monday over a skating-Carolina Panthers group at the Bank of America Stadium. New Orleans finished their last three-game road swing with a 2-1 record and appeared on the other side as NFL’s only 12-winner team.

But the sacred achievements of the past three weeks should not be good if the team can not secure the advantage of the home field. If the Saints lose to Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers (in their second meeting), Los Angeles Rams would skip them as NFC’s best team, provided Rams wins against Arizona Cardinals (3-11) and San Francisco 49ers (4-11) -10).

An old football client says: “A running game and good defense trip.”

The Saints are stuck in both areas with the eighth rushing break and the 11th ranked the defense, including the league’s best defense. But three straight opponents whose quality is suspected was held in the fourth quarter.

Only Dallas Cowboys became victorious, but to hit Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Panthers at this time of the season is nothing to note. Bucs is NFC South’s bottom-dweller, while the panthers have lost six straight races.

Cowboys recipient Amari Cooper stewards Saints security Vonn Bell. Richard Rodriguez / Getty Images

The latest offensive performance is a cause of concern, and that is why their grasp of “NFL’s Best” title is tough.

First, the Saints marched to Dallas with a 10-player winning line on the line. The Cowboys knew what it required to beat New Orleans and completed their playing field.

“They will need to match our intensity,” said Cowboy defensive end Demarcus Lawrence before the week 13 meeting, per ESPN.com Mike Triplett. If you meet a motherfather in your mouth then they do not do what they do regularly and score 50 points, they start to get a bit worried. Now you have them where you want them on, and then f-king choke their ass. “

Dallas gave a template to follow teams of comparable talent. Cowboy’s defensive front lived up to Lawrence’s proclamation. Dallas did not have to use many printing packages because its line constantly bothered Saints & # 39 approach.

“As a crime, we consider complementary football,” says Brees after the 13-10 loss, by Associated Press “Schuyler Dixon.” Let’s put together a unit. Let’s keep our defense off the field. Let’s control the game, check the clock, check the ball. It never feels like we really did it like a crime we have done this year. “

But it’s far more than an opponent who only has his best performance. The trend has begun to develop.

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Brees has only seven touchdowns in six outdoor competitions, and three of them came against Bengal’s 32nd-ranking defense.

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The crime as overall makes 9.1 fewer points per game when playing on the road.

Offensive has allowed too much pressure in recent weeks. Saints have only allowed fairy m sacks on the last road, but it is mainly because Brees has a fast trigger and big paced movement. New Orleans had the game’s best offensive line through 11 weeks of play. It’s falling apart quickly. Max Unger “/>

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The holy medical staff evaluated the center Max Unger, who has started 33 straight games for brain shaking during Monday’s competition according to Triplett . He did not return. Left Handling Terron Armstead has not played since November 11 when he is dealing with a pectoral injury. A mix-and-match front tries to protect Brees and open up runways, and the crime has failed to create a rhythm as a result.

“Many people expect to come out and be perfect, but it’s just not reality,” says Saints back Alvin Kamara said after the Buccaneers competition, by Triplett. “You know, people make mistakes, we can start slowly sometimes, but it’s not when adversities meet, that’s how you respond to it. And I think this one is responding well to the adversity.”

Kamara runs and ability to defend miss helped the Saints to secure their 12th victory when he collected 36 rush hours and the game-winning touchdown under New Orleans final two units (with the exception of the final quarterback knee) against Carolina.

Heliga’s solid defense made the rest.

The Panther managed only 247 meters of total crime. One should wonder if the outcome would have been different if Cam Newton was healthy. The quarterback is about a bum-axis and can not run the ball with any consistency. The Saints took advantage. But they will meet healthier quarterbacks in the afterseason.

“I’ve always said this: We do not want to be a side view,” defensive linear Sheldon Rankins told reporters after Monday’s competition. “We do not want to be the part of the team being carried on the way to the championship. We want to be the reason we can host the Lombardi Trophy in February.”

Probably defends travel, which could make Rankin’s wish to become true in Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII.

All these roadbattles will be the subject of the NFC final if the Saints earn the No. 1 seed.

To secure the highest seed of the conference with a victory among the two remaining regular games is not only a priority for the Saints. it is a necessity.

Brent Sobleski covers NFL for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter: @brentsobleski .

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