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The New Orleans Saints took a four-hour flight into Southern California late Tuesday night Womens Vonn Bell Jersey , and they hit the Los Angeles Chargers' training camp fields early Wednesday.Instead of being bothered by the tough turnaround, the Saints used the circumstances to sharpen their focus for the upcoming season.The Saints and Chargers are practicing together at Jack Hammett Sports Complex for the second consecutive year, breaking up the late stages of the preseason with two days of joint workouts ahead of their preseason game Saturday night in Carson."It's a game situation for three or four days," said Saints linebacker Manti Te'o, the former Chargers player. "Everything is better when you're going against somebody. The competition level rises. We have three mini-games, and then we have the real game. I was really pleased with the energy we had, and it's nice to go against a team that has similar energy."Both head coaches pronounced themselves pleased by their players' efforts in the practice. The teams also managed to avoid any fights, staying away from a common occurrence in joint practices.There were a few close shaves, such as Chargers pass-rush specialist Melvin Ingram's strip-sack of Drew Brees. Ingram later apologized for getting so close to Brees, who wasn't bothered."Stuff is happening fast out there," Brees said with a shrug. "At times, some people are going to bump into you."Chargers receiver Mike Williams was particularly sharp in the workouts, making another series of tough catches in his impressive start to the season. Williams missed training camp as a rookie last year due to injury, but he looked impressive against the Saints' defensive backs."He's out here every day and you just see him working and pushing through," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. "I'm sure he's tired and sore like all of those guys are. He's working through that, and every day you see him make a play. It's exciting."New Orleans coach Sean Payton brought his team out West for the second straight year because the benefits of joint practices are particularly helpful to the Saints, who are looking to build on last season's 11-5 finish and playoff berth. The Chargers barely missed the playoffs at 9-7, but are popular picks to be an AFC contender after returning almost every key player from a team that won nine of its last 12 games."One big thing is it changes the routine," Payton said. "And I think that's good in our league, because we're constantly changing. But also you're working against a different defense than your own, and I don't mean just a different defense, but how they play defense. The coverage schemes are different. What they do offensively, specifically with the running game. When you do that, especially for two or three days like we are Authentic Alex Okafor Jersey , you have a chance to see some of the weaknesses or holes in certain areas that we have not seen at home."Game Balls from the Saints 33-18 capture of New York The New Orleans Saints won their third straight game, and second consecutive on the road, with a 33-18 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday. With the win, the 3-1 Saintsmove into sole possession of first place in the NFC South over the idle Carolina Panthers. New Orleans won without having to rely on statistically strong performances from quarterback Drew Brees or wideout Michael Thomas. The Saints instead got an improved performance from their struggling defense. They allowed the Giants just 239 yards after their initial scoring drive, sacking Eli Manning 3 times, forcing two turnovers, and controlling the Giants playmakers. New Orleans still left some points on the board in the first half, and the Saints complimentary targets still have not shown a consistent ability to produce if Thomas or Kamara are controlled. Nevertheless, New Orleans still had control of the game throughout the final three quarters. Here are the game balls from this important conference win on the road. Alvin Kamara Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsKamara takes his weekly place among our game ball recipients with his best rushing output of the season. He carried the ball 19 times for 134 yards and a team record tying three rushing touchdowns. He also added 47 yards receiving on a team-high five receptions. Kamara's 181 total yards were nearly 47% of the Saints total output for the day. The New Orleans game plan again called for attacking the defense on the perimeter with their rush attempts, hoping to get their second year superstar in space. Kamara also showed the ability to pick up tough yards between the tackles as well against a rugged New York defense. When more special teams buffoonery from Ted Ginn Jr. caused the Saints to be pinned at their 3-yd. line in a one score game, it was Kamara that saved the game. He would have four carries for 61 yards on a 6-play, 97-yd. march, and clinched the game on a 49 yard touchdown dash over the right side. Demario Davis Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsDavis' play is improving with each week, and is showing why his free agent addition this offseason had so many excited. The team's leading tackler had 11 more stops this game, including 2 tackles for loss, and 2 monstrous second half sacks on blitzes up the middle. Davis led a defensive charge that hurried and harassed Giants quarterback Eli Manning all afternoon, as well as controlling Saquon Barkley, the talented rookie running back. Outside of a 28-yd. rush due to broken outside containment, Barkley averaged only two yards per rush, and was held to 100 total yards on 16 touches. Davis has added athleticism to an improved New Orleans linebacking corps, and looks to be emerging into a playmaker for the defense. Taysom Hill Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsThe "swiss army knife" of the New Orleans team is more of a trick gadget than a primary offensive weapon, but one that seems to make plays on a weekly basis. Hill completed a pass to Justin Hardee on a fake punt that led to the Saints first score, and would have had his first career touchdown pass later in the first half, if not for a Kamara drop at the goal line. He also caught a pass Womens Max Unger Jersey , provided some key blocks in short yardage, and rushed for 28 yards. He is the team's second leading rusher on the season, and coach Sean Payton has been showing increasing confidence with his play calls when Hill is in the game. Taylor Stallworth and Tyeler Davison Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesThe Saints were expected to pressure Manning with an outside rush from Cam Jordan and Marcus Davenport against New York's struggling offensive tackles. While both Jordan and Davenport had solid games, recording multiple tackles for loss, it was the play of the Saints interior line that dominated. Davison returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with injury. He, Stallworth, and Sheldon Rankins stonewalled the Giants inside run attempts all afternoon, and provided good push on the New York pass pocket. Stallworth and Davison combined for five tackles, but also allowed the Saints linebackers to flow freely through the play to create havoc for the New York offense. Davison's 4th quarter sack of Manning forced a fumble that was recovered by Stallworth, and sealed an important road victory for the defending NFC South champions. Marshon Lattimore Photo by Al Bello/Getty ImagesWhen you scoop up a fumble and are on the way to a sure touchdown, only to get pushed out of bounds by one of the slowest quarterbacks in the league, you may not be worthy of a game ball. Still, Lattimore provided exemplary pass coverage and physicality all afternoon. He was primarily responsible for holding Odell Beckham Jr. to just 59 yards in five catches, including minus four yards in the first half, visibly frustrating the Giants star. Fellow corner Ken Crawley still had his struggles, and New York wideout Sterling Shepard caught 10 passes, a touchdown, and a 2-pt. conversion, but the Saints secondary prevented any big plays over the top. Lattimore, last season's defensive rookie of year, will need to continue this kind of lockdown, physical performance if the New Orleans pass defense is going to repeat it's 2017 success. Antworten mit Zitat


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