NEW ORLEANS, La. – You bend, but never break.
New Orleans Saints linebacker and captain Demario Davis said that was the message going into Week 11 against the Rams.
The Who Dat had zero turnovers, only two penalties, and Andy Dalton was only sacked once in the first half.
Dalton, who was named starter this week, had a total quarterback rating of 149.6 and completed 84% of his passes for 260 yards. That’s pretty good.
“What we need to do is just cut it loose, so why not?” said New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton.
“For us, I felt like there was some things that we did today that maybe earlier in the season we probably wouldn’t have done. I think that’s a big reason why we’re sitting here with a win today,” said Dalton.
“This week, there may have been a more added emphasis on going out to win the football game. Right. Like what do we have to lose?” said New Orleans Saints quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill.
“So let’s call everything we’ve got on this call sheet. Let’s push the ball down the field. I would say that maybe that was emphasized a little bit more than in weeks past,” said Hill.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave led the Black and Gold on Sunday in yards receiving with 102.
No surprise there, considering he’s in the conversation for offensive rookie of the year.
Another name to talk about is tight end Juwan Johnson.
Johnson has emerged as a reliable threat for New Orleans in 2022. He scored his fifth touchdown of the season against the Los Angles Rams, which is second highest on the Saints stat sheet for 2022 (Hill leads with six).
“We’re not a bad team. We just have a bad record. I just think we need to go out there and kind of cut it loose,” said New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson.
“I feel like we’ve been kind of tight just from a player standpoint. I just feel like going out and having fun. This is a kid’s game, and we’re just grown men playing it,” said Johnson.
Saints defensive end Payton Turner suffered an ankle injury in the 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams and was out for the remainder of the game.