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Winning ugly is still a win, like the New Orleans Saints got on Sunday: Film study

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sometimes you have to win ugly. Every game is not going to be a scoring festival. The New Orleans Saints knew their game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field would likely be one of those games. Consequently, ...

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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Sometimes you have to win ugly. Every game is not going to be a scoring festival.

The New Orleans Saints knew their game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field would likely be one of those games. Consequently, they entered it with a more conservative offensive game plan than usual. This was a game where the offense felt a punt was a good play.

The Saints followed the script almost flawlessly except for the inordinate number of penalties -- 11 for 95 yards.

But most important, the Saints did not commit a turnover for the fourth consecutive game. That bodes well for their stretch run to the playoffs.

"We knew going into this game they were going to be a tough team to play, especially (at LP Field) and that makes the win even that much more important," Saints Coach Sean Payton said. "I thought we handled (their) running game well, and that was significant. ... We thought that battle was going to be important, and I thought we did a good job with the noise and everything else that goes with winning on the road."

CALL OF THE GAME: (7:08, fourth quarter): Classic Sean Payton play-calling. The Saints showed "run" with two tight ends aligned to the right side and power back Chris Ivory in the backfield, then play-action faked and sent Robert Meachem and Marques Colston deep. The Titans had four defenders in coverage but Cortland Finnegan took a poor angle and Drew Brees beat him with a perfectly placed pass for a 28-yard strike. The line and Ivory provided excellent protection to give the play time to develop, although Jermon Bushrod got away with a hold on Jason Jones just before Brees released the pass.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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We also had almost every big play from SPROLES called back including of course that punt return for a TOUCHDOWN!!! I think we could have had a lot more seperation without all of the penalties.
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