METAIRIE, LA. – Star running back Alvin Kamara was the man of the hour in the win over Seattle. He had 30 touches for 179 yards and one touchdown.
“I was asked at the end of the half ‘Why Alvin so much?’ A lot of that was based on the depth of the underneath coverage,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton.
“Jameis was smart enough to keep dumping it to him. Typically a good two minute drill, there’s always an underneath throw or two to the runners. This was no different, so then it tightened up a little bit for him more in the second half,” said Payton.
“They (Seattle) had a great game plan the second half of doubling on Alvin and we’re going to have an answer for that,” said Saints quarterback Jameis Winston.
“You kind of just have to stay true and stay ahead of the chains and you know you can’t be discouraged when you get two yards or three yards because it’s going to come,” said Kamara.
Kamara became the first player in over two years with 20 or more rushes and 10 or more catches in a game. The back also became the fastest player in the NFL to reach 3,000 rushing and receiving yards in just 66 games.