Saints Report: Saints 1st half woes continue in loss to Carolina Panthers

For as many weapons as the New Orleans Saints have on offense, the offense hasn’t been very good three weeks into the 2022 season. That is, until the fourth quarter comes around.

New Orleans has now gone five straight first half quarters without finding the end zone as a part of its first half shutout against NFC South rival Carolina Panthers.

The Saints rank second to last in the NFL in first half scoring, but first in fourth quarter scoring, allowing them to at least make things interesting against the Panthers, but it still wasn’t enough to bail their way out of a 22-14 loss.

Quarterback Jameis Winston has thrown five interceptions over his last five quarters, still dealing with what he told the Fox Game broadcast is a transverse fracture in his back.

But his job is still safe according to Head Coach Dennis Allen, who is also eating his fair share of that humble pie. Winston said, “Every team has to hold their end of the stick. And when we shoot ourselves in the foot, that limits us. So, we just have to do a better job, especially offensively. That’s all I can control, executing and being more proactive.”

Coach Allen said, “Yeah, look, I think everybody when you get in these situations is kind of looking for a place to place blame. There’s enough mistakes to go around. I don’t really want to go there. I feel confident with Jameis. Certainly, we all need to do better and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Long road trip for the Saints in week four, taking on the Vikings at 8:30 a.m. Sunday from across the pond in London.

Categories: Saints Report