Alvin Kamara reaches milestone while helping Saints stop Seahawks - New Orleans Saints Blog

SEATTLE — A beast night by running back Alvin Kamara was hardly enough for the New Orleans Saints to make it through in a careless 13-10 success over the Seattle Seahawks in rainy and windy conditions Monday night.

Of course New Orleans’ outstanding defense and undrafted novice kicker Brian Johnson likewise are worthy of credit for their clutch efficiencies.

But it’s disturbing to think of where this Saints offense would lack Kamara, who acquired 179 of the group’s 304 backyards on 30 touches and scored New Orleans’ just goal.

In the procedure, Kamara likewise ended up being the fastest gamer in NFL history to reach 3,000 profession hurrying backyards and 3,000 profession getting backyards in his 66th video game. The previous record of 70 video games was set by previous San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig, per ESPN Stats and Information.

The Saints (4-2) now have a brief week to fly back throughout the nation and get ready for a much harder challenger that will need more playmakers when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox).

QB breakdown: Jameis Winston had an underwhelming efficiency, finishing 19 of 35 passes for 222 backyards with one TD and no turnovers. And a few of that was definitely his fault — particularly on some brief tosses that were off the mark. But the Saints’ absence of tested skill at the pass receiver and tight end positions did him no prefers as they dropped prospective deep catches or stopped working to get open throughout the night. That has actually been New Orleans’ greatest shortage all season, and it was never ever more outright than Monday night.

Pivotal match: The highly-anticipated face-off in between Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf didn’t dissatisfy and almost caused fisticuffs. Metcalf won the preliminary with an 84-yard TD catch on Seattle’s opening drive. Metcalf appeared to get away with offending pass disturbance, however both gamers made a great deal of contact prior to Lattimore was up to the grass. Then the 2 continued to exchange pushes, facemask grabs and yelling matches throughout the night, which caused 2 personal-foul charges versus Lattimore. Ultimately, Lattimore kept Metcalf in check, however, with him capturing just one more pass for 12 backyards.

Promising pattern: The Saints’ defense continued to be the strength of this group, holding Seattle to 219 backyards (84 of them on that one play). And linebacker Demario Davis continued to be at the leading edge of the effort, leading the group with 10 takes on, 2 sacks and 4 takes on for loss. The Saints went into the night ranked 4th in the NFL in points permitted per video game (18.2) and enhanced on that number.

Pivotal plays: Sometimes it’s much better to be fortunate than great — particularly in a rainy, windy mess when points appeared difficult to come by for both offenses. The Saints were lined up to try a 42-yard basket with 3:08 left previously Seattle was flagged for advancement. Instead, Johnson got to kick the consent 33-yard basket after the two-minute caution. Johnson, who was simply signed off the Chicago Bears’ practice team recently, was making his NFL launching and is New Orleans’ 5th kicker this season. Veteran Wil Lutz is anticipated back from injury quickly.

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