Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Saints fall short of playoffs despite 48-17

Saints QB Derek Carr threw for 264 yards and four scores as New Orleans did everything they could to steal the NFC South on the final day.

Unfortunately for the Saints, the Bucs squeaked passed the Panthers and sewed up the division ending their season.

Saints head coach Dennis Allen was sugar-coating anything after the game. “Our record is what our record is and we’ve earned whatever comes our way,” Allen said.

Saints looking forward after smashing Falcons

For New Orleans they will to early in the season where they only managed to go 3-7 after winning their opening two games. While some teething issues are to be expected, that kind of hole can be almost impossible to recover from. And so it proved.

The Falcons have their own issues with head coach Arthur Smith potentially on the outs after flip-flopping between his starting QB’s all season as he looked for a spark to ignite a horrible lack of scoring.

It wasn’t meant to be for the Falcons and, like the Saints, they will have the whole off-season to think about what went wrong.

Atlanta FalconsNew Orleans Saints
1st Downs1427
Passing 1st downs1113
Rushing 1st downs312
1st downs from penalties02
3rd down efficiency4-113-10
4th down efficiency0-11-1
Total Plays6066
Total Yards389400
Total Drives1312
Yards per Play6.56.1
Passing311246
Comp-Att25-3422-28
Yards per pass8.97.9
Interceptions thrown20
Sacks-Yards Lost1-73-18
Rushing78154
Rushing Attempts2535
Yards per rush3.14.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-34-6
Penalties8-753-15
Turnovers30
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrown20
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession26:1033:50

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