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Another week Color Rush Sheldon Rankins Jersey , another Saints victory. This win may not have been as impressive as the previous two, but the defense really stepped up and limited the high flying Falcons offense to only 17 points on their way to a tenth straight victory.Bushrod on the edgeVeteran offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod got the start in place of the injured Terron Armstead and would have his hands full going against Takkarist McKinley and Bruce Irvin on the left side of the line. His day started off rough, giving up multiple pressures with one leading to a Brees sack by Terrell McClain, but the staff gave him some help with tight ends and running backs chipping the defensive ends. He was able to settle in some during the second half and provide better protection, but getting Armstead back soon will be paramount. The Saints will go against some talented front-sevens in he next few weeks with Dallas and Carolina coming up.Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports The LinebackersThe linebacker group is turning into one of the strongest units on this team. A.J. Klein was able to get consistent penetration on the Falcons offensive line and blew up a couple of plays in the backfield. He also nabbed his second career interception on a pass tipped by Tyeler Davison. Meanwhile Youth Mark Ingram II Jersey , Alex Anzalone is really stepping up and making plays all over the field. He sent Julio Jones for a helicopter ride and forced a fumble to kill a possible scoring drive by the Falcons right before halftime. This is on top of what Demario Davis has been doing all season and is clearly the best defensive offseason addition the Saints have had in recent memory.The Undrafted Paradise Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes, all to players who did not hear their name called on draft day. Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr both caught their second career touchdown receptions, while Dan Arnold and Keith Kirkwood were able to haul in their first touchdowns in the NFL. Games like this only bolster Drew Brees’s MVP chances as the usual suspects of pro bowlers Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara weren’t relied upon as often. Instead he was able to get the job done with guys who have less than double digit game experience. Carr’s touchdown came as a result of the hard bite by Atlanta’s cornerback on a play action fake. Carr lines up tight to the right side of the line. Brees will fake the hand-off then roll-out to his right as Carr stays in to block and help sell the play action. This draws the cornerback in to play the run, and Carr will slip out and run a corner route past the defender for the easy touchdown.Dan Arnold's touchdown would be a bit more difficult, as the safety was in decent position to defend the pass. Arnold did a good job at fighting off the jam from the safety at the line of scrimmage to get a step ahead of him on his go route. Brees also looked off the safety (#27) in the middle of the field and got him out of position. Without any help over the top Youth Alvin Kamara Jersey , Arnold is able to haul in the perfectly placed pass from Brees. The defense went full “bend-don’t-break” in this game, but were able to step up when needed. The defensive line created pressure all game and P.J. Williams made just enough plays to be able to hold a dynamic offense that has two top receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, to only 20 points. Davenport and RankinsThe defensive line was able to take advantage of the injury riddled offensive line of the Vikings throughout this game. Cameron Jordan and the rest of the line were able to pressure and hit Kirk Cousins multiple times. Davenport and Sheldon Rankins cleaned up with two sacks each. Rankins would face some double teams after his first sack, and that would open up the edges for Marcus Davenport to get pressure on Cousins. His development has been very encouraging and continues to make the trade up in the draft for him look like a smart move for the Saints.P.J. WilliamsI’m not sure how to put Williams’s day into words. He gave up two touchdowns along with many other passes, but also made a game changing pick-six. He was also in on the tackle that forced the fumble by Adam Thielen and started to turn the tide for the Saints.On the play that Williams got his interception , he and Lattimore will line up to the left side in man coverage and will use a “banjo” technique. This is a technique that can help prevent pick plays and wide receivers getting a free release. Here, Williams will match up in man coverage with which ever receiver releases inside first (Diggs) and Lattimore will take the receiver who goes vertical (Treadwell). On the other side, Vonn Bell and Eli Apple will bracket Adam Thielen at the snap. The pressure will force Cousins to scramble outside the pocket but he sees Diggs has a step of separation on Williams and will throw to where Diggs should be. Diggs stops running his route and Williams has an easy catch and run for the touchdown. His interception doesn’t make up for all the passes he gave up, but it’s positive to see this defense forcing turnovers. Hopefully Patrick Robinson will be able to come back from injured reserve for the playoffs, but in the meantime Williams will face Cooper Kupp Color Rush Josh LeRibeus Jersey , Calvin Ridley, and JuJu Smith-Schuster before the season is over. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsThe BookendsThis game was a good test for the best tackle combo in the nation—Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk—who were able to keep two of the best defensive ends in the NFL in check. Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen were unable to sack Drew Brees all game, and kept the pressures he would feel to a minimum. The offensive line will face another tough test next week, when Ndamukong Suh and the reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald come to town. Custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys

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