Thursday Night Observations

Thursday Night Observations

This article is part of our NFL Observations series.

That game was better than I had expected with the Saints missing both tackles, Alvin Kamara and Marcus Davenport. Not that it was great, but the defenses played well, and both teams showed up. 

  • Taysom Hill threw four picks and tossed some other passes into the turf, but he was under pressure all game and looked great as a runner. He's a top 10-ish QB for the stretch run, especially when weather affects the more pass-dependent QBs.
  • Mark Ingram (10-28-0, 2-1–2-0) looked okay, but his best run was called back on a hold.
  • Deonte Harris ( 8-4-96-1) is dangerous with the ball in space, but it's impossible to predict who will get the targets for the Saints.
  • Dak Prescott is no longer a mobile quarterback. He made some nice throws into tight windows, but the ceiling isn't what it was.
  • Tony Pollard (7-71-1, 4-2-3-0) had a 58-yard TD run, but otherwise was stuffed along with Ezekiel Elliott (13-45-0, 3-2-2-0.)
  • CeeDee Lamb (13-7-89-0, 1-33-0) was the only Cowboys receiver of note, though Michael Gallup (9-5-36-1) made a nice TD grab on a fade to the corner.
  • It was amazing how many chances the Saints had to cover the six-point spread until the game-sealing pick-six.

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