It wasn’t pretty, but it goes down in the records books just the same.
The New Orleans Saints beat the Denver Broncos 31-3 behind another dominant performance from the New Orleans Defense. The Broncos were playing against a stacked deck as all three of the quarterbacks on their roster were deemed unable to play in yesterday’s game due to Covid concerns. That left the Broncos with no choice other than to call up Kendall Hinton, a practice squad wide receiver who had previously spent time as Wake Forest’s quarterback in college.
Hinton played admirably, but it wasn’t enough, as the Saints took care of business and won their eighth straight. After the game, here are some of Saints Twitter’s best reactions:
9-2 I’ll take it ♂️ Saints win by any means
— Justin Hardee Sr. (@jhardee_19) November 29, 2020
Me, explaining 2020 to my future kids one day: Well you see, there were cardboard fans at the games. “Why did they do that?” I dont know it just made sense at the time…”
— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) November 30, 2020
Saints D has given up 1 TD in the past 4 weeks? Maaaaaaaaaaan
— Ryan (@datboywolf) November 29, 2020
112 total yards allowed by the #Saints defense is the fewest in franchise history. Previous low was 117 against the Raiders in 1991.
— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) November 29, 2020
#Saints RB Latavius Murray now has over 100 yards rushing (17 carries, 115 yards and 1 TD).
3rd 100 yard run game as a Saint. 1st two were against Arizona and Chicago in 2019.
— Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) November 29, 2020
The #Saints are 9-2. This is just the 16th time in the team’s 53-year history that they have won 9 or more games.
13 wins: 4 times
12 wins: 2 times
11 wins: 4 times
10 wins: 3 times
9 wins: 3 times
— John Sigler (@john_siglerr) November 30, 2020
It is now 54 straight games the Saints defense has not given up 100 yards to an individual runner.
That sets a new NFL
Phil. Eagles (1989-1992) had the old mark with 53 straight games without a 100-yard rusher.
Wash. RB. Samaje Perine had the last 100 yd day vs Saints (11/19/17).
— Michael Detillier (@MikeDetillier) November 30, 2020
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