New Orleans Saints feel turnovers leaning in their favor
The Saints' famous run in 2009 will forever be stamped by Tracy Porter's clutch interceptions in the NFC championship and Super Bowl XLIV, but sometimes lost in the glory of those plays was New Orleans' postseason turnover margin that year: plus-7.
What's more, that came after a regular season in which they had a remarkable 38 takeaways.
The Saints aren't anywhere near those kind of numbers now. Even during the eight-game winning streak, New Orleans is just plus-2 in turnover margin.
To be sure, positive numbers are better than negative, and there is a feeling among the team that, regardless of the math, things are headed in the right direction.
"I think progressively as the season has gone on we've gotten better and better," Coach Sean Payton said. "There's certain games you'd point to specifically, but really over the six, seven weeks I think each week, if you look at red zone production, third-down production -- the thing we try to do each week after the game is make sure that we're winning the next practice week and we're improving. And I think we've been able to do that. We've gotten the takeaways lately, one that led to a touchdown a couple of weeks ago, the interception last week by (cornerback) Patrick (Robinson) was a big one, and I think that's one of the key elements to having success."
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I really hope it does, more turnover= more chances to score.
Its not only the turnovers, if we can just force the other team to punt and get the ball in DREW BREES hands its another opportunity for us to put more points on the board. We've proven we can go out and cover 80-90 yards in less than a minute and a half. Like Keyshawn Johnson would say "JUST GIVE US THE DAMN BALL" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! www.facebook.com/just4thesport
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