Saints Fall to 4-6 After Loss to Bengals at Home
Offense, defense, special teams, nothing was working for the Saints Sunday afternoon against Cincinnati. Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees, says, "You are what your record says you are. We’re a 4-6 team right now. I believe we can be much better than that. So none of us are happy than that."
Late in the 1st quarter, the defense knocked the ball out of Jermaine Gresham’s hands as he extended for the touchdown, but Gresham recovered his own fumble for the first touchdown of the game. That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the game. The defense just could not hold the Bengals, allowing 186 yards rushing, 220 passing, and three touchdowns. Saints Defensive End, Cameron Jordan, says, "It’s frustrating at any given time when you’re on the field for longer than you want to be. I mean, we all want three and outs. That’s what we strive for."
A three game home stand in the middle of the season seemed like it would have been a gift for the Saints, but instead, the Superdome played host to two uncharacteristic home losses. Jordan also says, "I don’t ever recall losing two straight home games. That’s definitely something we have to take account for and have to break down this film and turn around and be prepared for this next week."
The Saints will have an extra day of rest before hosting the Baltimore Ravens a week from Monday. The Saints have won 12 straight primetime home games, a streak they hope will live on. Brees closes, "Because it’s Monday night football, an opportunity to really come out and make a statement as to how we see the rest of our season going."