Saints secondary dominant in Super Wildcard win

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 10: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #22 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field ahead of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Chicago Bears at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 10, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Saints’ defense returned key pieces in their Super Wildcard game against the Chicago Bears. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and safety Marcus Williams came back from injuries, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson returned, after being on the team’s COVID-19 list. The Black and Gold loved how the defensive backfield performed against the Bears.

“You talk about how our secondary took the field today. I love it man. I’m gonna keep fighting for it. P.J. (Williams) created that fumble. Malcolm Jenkins scored a touchdown .We should’ve been up 10-whateve the score was. That defensive turnover would’ve been huge, and at the same time, we still came out in that second half and pretty much played lights out football,” defensive end Cameron Jordan said.

The Saints held Mitch Trubisky to 199 passing yards and one touchdown. The Black and Gold finished the game with an all-time franchise performance on defense. New Orleans allowed the fewest points, total yards and first downs in a playoff-franchise history, and the players on defense see a unit clicking on all cylinders.

“We turnt up man. We go to get to it. It’s been four years. This the fourth year. We go to do it so we playing light’s out right now. We just got to keep the momentum going and just making the plays that comes to us,” cornerback Marshon Lattimore said.

“Everybody’s just doing they job. Can’t speak for everybody, but I just see a team playing together on defensive side. That’s in the coaching, doing our assignments. That’s all that is. When we focus on the right stuff and have our eyes on the right place, we doing good,” safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson added.

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