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Rank Among Leaders
|Saints DST brings the heat |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(1:02 am ET) The Saints DST racked up five sacks while shutting down Carolina in a 31-13 win Week 14. Linebacker Junior Galette tallied three sacks, defensive end Cameron Jordan two. New Orleans is up to 43 sacks this season.
The Saints were unable to force a turnover, but they held the Panthers to 239 total yards and 16 first downs. New Orleans has a chance to repeat that success Week 15 when it visits struggling St. Louis.
|Saints DST gets humbled in Seattle |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/3/13) The Saints gave up a season-high 34 points in their loss at Seattle, though one touchdown was a defensive score. New Orleans had no answer for Russell Wilson, who accounted for 357 yards and three touchdowns without committing a turnover.
The Saints DST managed one sack, by linebacker Parys Haralson. The unit forced running back Marshawn Lynch to fumble in the first quarter, but Seattle recovered.
The Saints DST should have more success at home vs. the Panthers in Week 14.
|Saints' pass rush comes up big in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/22/13) The Saints defense faced more pressure than normal in Week 12 against the Falcons, as they had to make up for a subpar showing from the offense. Fortunately, the DST unit held up well in a 17-13 win.
The Saints allowed the Falcons to amass 292 yards through the air, but held the passing game out of the end zone. Atlanta scored just one touchdown, on their first offensive drive, and were limited to field-goal tries from that point on.
The Saints held the Falcons to 355 yards of total offense in the game, and the defensive line played a key role. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was taken down for sacks five times in the game. The game's lone turnover proved crucial as well, as wide receiver Darius Johnson lost a fumble in Saints' territory in the fourth quarter, with the Falcons attempting to mount a comeback.
The Saints DST unit more than held its own against the injury-riddled Falcons, but will likely face a stiffer test in Week 13. New Orleans has to travel to Seattle for a Monday night matchup with the Seahawks next week.
|Saints DST a solid Week 12 option |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/21/13) The Saints have recorded a sack in every game this season. They've failed to score double-digit Fantasy points just three times, and are in the top 10 of total points scored among DSTs – despite being one of two teams yet to score a defensive touchdown.
Week 12 brings a matchup against the Falcons, who have been a wonderful matchup for DSTs over the past four weeks. Defenses have intercepted nine of their passes in the last four games, recorded 10 sacks, and have scored 15 or more Fantasy points in three of the last four games against Atlanta.
The Saints have been one of the more pleasant DST surprises in 2013. They can be started in most Fantasy formats going forward.
|Garrett Hartley comes through big Sunday for Saints |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(11/17/13) Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley did a lot more than just kick three fourth-quarter field goals Sunday to break a slump. He booted a critical 42-yarder with two minutes left to tie the game against San Francisco and a 31-yarder to win it with just three seconds remaining.
Hartley entered the game having missed four of his last six attempts.