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No team has done more to limit Saints running back Alvin Kamara's influence on a game this season than New Orleans itself.That was by design Limited Khairi Fortt Jersey , and Kamara says he's OK with it if an increasingly dynamic offense helps the Saints keep winning."I'm not worried about touches, whether it's a lot or a little," Kamara said after practice Wednesday. "Just take advantage of the plays that come."The Saints relied heavily on Kamara and receiver Michael Thomas in the first month of the season, when Kamara had more than 600 yards and six touchdowns from scrimmage and Thomas made 42 catches for 445 yards.In the most recent game before their Week 6 bye, the Saints demonstrated in a lopsided victory over Washington that they no longer need to do that.Suddenly, quarterback Drew Brees had more options when deciding where to go with the ball. That development could make it considerably harder to defend an offense that twice put up more than 400 yards and at least 40 points before running back Mark Ingram or rookie receiver Tre'Quan Smith had touched the ball once this season, and before fellow receiver Cameron Meredith, seen as a key acquisition in free agency, had made as many as two catches."Everybody on the offense can make a play at any moment," said Kamara, whose six carries for 24 yards and three catches for 15 yards against Washington represented by far his lowest production this season. "We're a good offense and we're doing what we're supposed to do."Ravens coach John Harbaugh, whose team hosts New Orleans on Sunday, said the Saints have "two of the premier backs in the whole game" and an offense that is "back to full strength.""It kind of completes the picture that the Saints have for their offense," Harbaugh said.Meredith, who missed last season with a knee injury after leading Chicago in receiving in 2016 Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey Salute to Service , did not make his first catch with the Saints until Week 3, when his 11-yard touchdown was his only reception of that game. During the two games that followed, he caught eight passes for 103 yards."The more time we get together as a unit, it's only going to progress," Meredith said. "We've got young guys who are learning on the fly. All of that stuff is going to play a part."Smith made his first catch in Week 4, then caught three passes in Week 5 for 111 yards, including touchdowns of 62 and 35 yards.Ingram rushed 16 times for 53 yards and two TDs, and also caught two passes for 20 yards, in his 2018 debut after serving a four-game suspension for use of a banned substance.Meanwhile, New Orleans has found opportunities to further stress defenses by inserting Taysom Hill into games as a change-of-pace, read-option QB.Saints coach Sean Payton said he expected his offense to eventually become more diversified as the season wore on and will "continue to look at that and keep finding ways to mix and match who's in the game and how we can get them the ball."That has long been Payton's strong suit, Brees said."Everybody has their package of plays, the things that they're going to know stone cold so that when they go out there they can play with a ton of confidence and everybody knows that their opportunity can come at any moment," said Brees, who has completed 78 percent of his passes for 1 Andrus Peat Jersey ,658 yards and 11 touchdowns without an interception."One game it's one guy carrying the load in the backfield for 100-plus yards and a couple touchdowns. The next game it might be the tight end position. The next game it might be a young guy like Tre'Quan coming up with two touchdown catches 鈥?three catches for over 100 yards. You just never know. And all those guys understand the importance of their role every week."Brees said the re-introduction of Ingram, combined with the emergence of Smith and Meredith, should only make it easier for the Saints' offense to adjust during games to the way they're being defended."We try to paint the picture for each guy that, 'Hey, we're not sure what we're going to get (defensively), but if we start getting this, man, this is your opportunity," Brees said. On a night when quarterback Drew Brees had a chance to become the NFL all-time leader in total passing yards, the New Orleans Saints (4-1) were facing a game Washington Redskins squad (2-2) to try and solidify their hold of the lead in the NFC South. The Saints not only delivered the win, Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time passing leader indeed, now ahead of both Brett Favre and Peyton Manning. This was one of those magical prime time Superdome nights, reminiscent of 2009-2011. These 2018 Saints have the look of a team that will contend.Here is how it all happened:***1st HALFThe Saints won the toss and deferred the option to the second half. The much-maligned defense held the Redskins to a three-and-out on their first possession, and Drew Brees marched the offense down the field for a Mark Ingram rushing touchdown. This was Ingram’s first touchdown of the season, in his return to action after being suspended the first four games of the year. Despite Wil Lutz missing the extra point Authentic Tyeler Davison Jersey , the Saints were leading 6-0 minutes into the game.The Redskins would respond with a long field goal drive that saw Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore injured in a friendly collision with linebacker A.J. Klein. Lattimore would be leave the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Leading 6-3, the Saints would take over with Drew Brees only 51 yards away from surpassing Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre as the second all-time leader in total passing yards in NFL history. On the drive, the Saints would be aided by two crucial Redskins penalties to move into the red zone, where Brees found tight end Josh Hill for a touchdown, giving the Saints a 13-3 lead. On the drive, Brees would indeed pass Brett Favre and become second in NFL’s history in total passing yards.The Redskins would drive into Saints territory on their next drive, but settle once again for a field goal, this time a 53-yarder by Dustin Hopkins to trim the Saints lead to seven at 13-6.On the ensuing drive, the Saints would get deep into Redskins territory with a beautiful 52-yard pass from Drew Brees to Cameron Meredith. Mark Ingram would cap the drive with his second rushing touchdown of the night and of the year, to give the Saints a 20-6 lead.The Saints defense would stiffen on the next drive, putting pressure on Alex Smith and forcing the Redskins into a three-and-out. The next Saints drive would total exactly one play, a 62-yard bomb to rookie wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith, a pass that put Drew Brees in the annals of the NFL as the all-time passing leader, surpassing New Orleans native Peyton Manning. At halftime, Brees had 71 Terron Armstead Jersey ,990 career passing yards, 50 more than Manning’s career mark. The Saints would however miss the two-point conversion and extend their lead to 26-6.After another Redskins punt, the Saints would have a chance to put the nail in the Redskins coffin, but a fumble by Cameron Meredith in Saints territory would kill the Superdome’s buzz. The Redskins would immediately capitalize, with Alex Smith rumbling into the end zone for a touchdown that trimmed the Saints’ lead to 26-13.2nd HALFThe Saints would start the second half exactly the way they started the first, with Drew Brees finding Tre’Quan Smith for the rookie’s second touchdown of the night, giving the Saints a 33-13 lead.With the Redskins having a rather promising drive inside the Saints 30-yard line, Justin Hardee, in for the injured Marshon Lattimore would pick Alex Smith off on a 4th and 2 play and return the pick to Washington’s 4-yard line. Taysom Hill would cap the Saints’ opportunity by running into the end zone for a 40-13 New Orleans lead, with about 6 minutes left in the third quarter.On the next drive by the Redskins, the Saints defense would once again bend but not break, and Marcus Davenport would record his second sack of the night, stripping Alex Smith of the ball. A.J. Klein would return the fumble to the Redskins’ 48-yard line.The Saints ensuing drive would stall near the Redskins 27-yard line and Wil Lutz would convert his first field goal of the night, a 44-yarder to give the Saints a 30-point lead at 43-13.On their next drive, the Redskins would find success passing the ball deep for the first time in the evening Cameron Jordan Jersey Salute to Service , getting into the end zone on a rushing play from the one-yard line. The Redskins would miss the extra point, but trim the Saints’ lead to 24, at 43-19.On New Orleans next drive, the Saints smartly bled the clock, driving into Redskins territory by milking all of the 10-plus remaining minutes of the game, and eventually taking a knee in merciful fashion on a defeated Washington Redskins defense.The Saints Win 43-19 and now go into their bye week at 4-1, hoping to have injured cornerback Marshon Lattimore (who left the game with a likely concussion) healed for the stretch run starting at Baltimore in two weeks.Who Dat!***Here is a quarter by quarter timeline of the game:1st QuarterRedskins start the game with the ball at their 25-yard lineSaints hold the Redskins to a three-and-outSaints get the ball at their 36-yard lineSaints get into the red zone on a screen to Mark IngramMark Ingram rushes into the end zone for a touchdownWil Lutz misses the extra pointNO: 6 - WAS: 0Redskins takes over at their 25-yard line after a touchbackRedskins get into the Saints red zone converting two long third downsSheldon Rankins sacks Alex Smith on 3rd and goalDustin Hopkins converts a short field goalNO: 6 - WAS: 3Saints take over at their 25-yard line, with Brees 51 yards away from the passing recordSaints gain two first downs as the quarter ends2nd QuarterBrees gets sacked on 3rd down, but a Redskins penalty bails them outSaints get in the red zone on a long pass to Michael ThomasBrees finds Josh Hill for a touchdownNO: 13 - WAS: 3Redskins take over at their 25-yard lineWashington easily gets into Saints territoryRedskins stall and Dustin Hopkins makes a 53-yard field goalNO: 13 - WAS: 6Saints take over at their 25-yard lineBrees finds Cameron Meredith for a 52 yards pass into the red zoneMark Ingram rushes in the end zone for his second touchdown of the nightNO: 20 - WAS: 6Redskins return the ball to their 22-yard lineSaints hold the Redskins to a three-and-out on a big hit by Marcus Davenport on Alex SmithSaints take over at their 38-yard lineBrees find Tre’Quan Smith for a 62-yard bomb touchdown!!!Saints miss the two-point conversionNO: 26 - WAS: 6Redskins take over near their 40-yard line after the kickoff returnSaints defense stiffens again and forces another puntSaints take over at their 17-yard lineCameron Meredith fumbles the ball and the Redskins return it deep in Saints territoryRedskins quickly move into the red zoneAlex Smith runs into the end zone for a touchdownNO: 26 - WAS: 13At the half, the Saints lead by 133rd QuarterSaints start with the ball and get into Redskins territoryBrees finds rookie wideout Tre’Quan Smith for a 35-yard touchdownNO: 33 - WAS: 13Redskins take over at their 40-yard line after a penalty on Craig RobertsonRedskins get deep into Saints territoryOn 4th and 2, Justin Hardee intercepts Alex SmithHardee returns the pick to the Redskins’ 4-yard lineTaysom Hill runs into the end zone for a touchdownNO: 40 - WAS: 13Redskins take over at their 25-yard lineWashington converts a 4th and 1 at their 30-yard line to stay aliveRedskins get into Saints territory as the quarter winds downOn 4th and 10, Marcus Davenport sacks Alex Smith who fumblesA.J. Klein recovers the fumble and returns it at the Redskins’ 48-yard lineSaints drive into Redskins territory as the quarter ends4th QuarterSaints stall and Wil Lutz converts a 44-yard field goalNO: 43 - WAS: 13Redskins start at their 25-yard lineWashington gets into the Saints red zone on a 42-yard pass to Maurice HarrisRedskins rush into the end zone for a touchdown and misses the two-point conversionNO: 43 - WAS: 19Taysom Hill returns the kickoff to the Saints 22-yard lineSaints bleed the clock as they drive into Redskins territory and finish the gameSaints Win, Saints Win! Final Score: NO: 43 - WAS: 19 Custom Oakland Raiders Jerseys
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