Self inflicted mistakes cost Saints a heartbreaking loss

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NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The Saints struggled to put up numbers. The first touchdown of the game came in the final minute of the fourth quarter. New Orleans also struggled to catch passes. There were at least five dropped passes in the rivalry game. At one point, the Saints had more drops than catches. 

“We were one play away numerous times of getting it right in the first half and unfortunately we did not get it done. Plenty of opportunities and it seemed like every time we had something going something came up the other way,” said Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian.

“Some mishaps. Some trouble executing. That’s really all it boils down to. I think we did a good job of converting some first downs early on in early drives, but third downs we just couldn’t,” said Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead.

“I told our players focus more on the result of that game. As a coach our job is to focus more on what caused the result, and we didn’t do enough things well today. That always bothers you as the coach because you’re wanting to see your performance be more consistent,” said head coach Sean Payton. 

“Can’t put too much into it whether it was a win or a loss, and understand with it being a loss we have to be able to dissect this so we don’t put ourselves in this position,” said Armstead.

Self-inflicted wounds are how the Saints describe this loss. Various penalties put New Orleans in a bad position multiple times. However, they look to make the corrections and bounce back next Sunday in Nashville against the Titans.  

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