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LA Chargers: Getting to know the New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Saints’ recent performances

In their Week 1 victory over the Buccaneers, the Saints intercepted Brady twice, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins. The Saints offense was limited by the Bucs defense as they only had 271 total yards on the day, but the two forced turnovers seemed to be all that Brees and the Saints needed to pick up their first win of the season.

The Saints were on the road in Week 2, where they lost to the Las Vegas Raiders 34-24. While the Saints offense had more yards than the Raiders, the time of possession difference and an interception by Brees left the Saints with too little time to mount a fourth-quarter comeback.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers went on the road in Week 3 to defeat the Saints 37-30 in a high scoring game. Alvin Kamara tallied almost 200 total yards and two touchdowns while leading the Saints in receptions and receiving yards.

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However, Aaron Rodgers continued his incredible start to the 2020 NFL season throwing for 283 yards and three touchdowns while Allen Lazard was unguardable bringing in six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown.

This past week, the Saints picked up their second win of the season, defeating the Detroit Lions 35-29. The Saints running game was great in this game as Kamara and Latavius Murray combined for 147 rushing yards and three scores. The Saints were able to control the game with their rushing attack and dominated time of possession.

The Saints have a 2-2 record heading into their Week 5 primetime matchup against the LA Chargers. Alvin Kamara will be the Saints’ primary weapon on offense even if Michael Thomas suits up for this game. They have been in plenty of high scoring games through the first four weeks of the season and could be headed for another one on Monday Night Football.

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