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Old 11-05-2011, 05:30 AM   #1
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METAIRIE - Eight games do not make a season, but opponents appear to have the New Orleans Saints defense on the run.

The NFC South-leading Saints rank last in the NFL in rushing yards per attempt, yielding 5.5 yards per carry, strongly suggesting offseason efforts made by team officials to upgrade the defense are not producing the desired results.

That average per carry is even greater over the past five games - 5.8 yards - with running backs DeAngelo Williams (115) of Carolina, Earnest Graham (109) of Tampa Bay and Steven Jackson of St. Louis (159) each eclipsing the century mark in October.

That matches last season’s number of 100-yard rushing games against the Saints turned in by opposing running backs Frank Gore (112) of San Francisco, Michael Turner (114) of Atlanta and Ray Rice (153) of Baltimore.

In addition, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch joined the “Century Club” in the playoffs, rambling for 131 yards in a 41-36 wild-card victory against the Saints at Qwest Field.

That game featured Lynch’s epic 67-yard touchdown gallop in the fourth quarter and punctuated the Saints’ need to beef up their run defense during the offseason.

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
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We should start a pool. How many yards will Tampa's first running play will gain.

I want 8
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I'll take what bet.

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No I think we will fare better against The Bucs we have never been able to handle Steven Jackson and last week was more of the same. If we turn to swiss cheese Sunday than we have bigger problems than we all think.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:46 PM   #5
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i just don't get it. why why why has the defense gone south? why has our tackling sucked, why are our lb's nowhere near a play on a 3rd and 13. has G.W'S defense been figured out?
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I'll go a little less and say 6 yards.
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11 yards
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-2 YARDS.

Stuffed in the backfield.
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79 yards for a TD is more like it.
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