Saints wary of Lions' penchant for performing in the clutch

Saints wary of Lions' penchant for performing in the clutch

He emphasized his frustration came from not contributing in the box score.

But the reason Stafford is being touted as an NFL MVP candidate is because he's doing something for the Detroit Lions that the New Orleans Saints haven't been able to do consistently for three years: win the close ones.

"This is a very emotional game". Like, you hope you get the one in five - that's the level he's at.

Ingram ran for 146 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the Saints' 49-21 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. "And you've gotta express what you want".

"They've gotten it from both sides of the ball, the kicking game, they get the interception the other day (against the Vikings) from (Darius) Slay and that's a huge play", Payton said.

SAINTS Defence - OVERALL (26), RUSH (12), PASS (27). "Well I guess I have to turn into a businessman".

Unidentified sources told that Cooks is growing exhausted of serving as a "decoy" in the offense instead of as a primary option, which rookie Michael Thomas (5.9 receptions, 7.5 targets per game) is turning in to. The Saints' most famous win in the series came in their second meeting on November 8, 1970, when Tom Dempsey booted a then-NFL record 63-yard field goal on the final play for a 19-17 victory at old Tulane Stadium.

"He's another smart player", Payton said of Bush in a conference call Wednesday. "But the great ones, they find a way".

New Orleans needs this game more than the Lions.

"At the end of the year, I'll look back and decide whether I feel like I had a good year or didn't have as good of a year and try to improve, so I don't make the same mistakes". "You expect it to happen".

He has 51 receptions for 593 yards and four touchdowns this season with the Saints.

Cooks' resentment also came up earlier this season when he had a total of five catches for 44 yards in Weeks 3 and 4 combined.

Meanwhile, quarterback Drew Brees is arguably the biggest influencer in the locker room, and obviously the player responsible for distributing the ball to a host of weapons.

"They told me after the game and I was like, "Man, that's great, '" Hill said of equaling Sayers" feat. The former Alabama standout has a knack for knocking down passes, a skill the Texan says comes from his background as a basketball player in high school. They always will. So don't let it get to you. "So no hard feelings there but it was just time for a change and time for something different, and I just went with my gut feeling".