A lot of you (mostly those with "LSU" after your name) are looking at last night's victory in a negative light, and for that, I must question your football knowledge, or common sense in general. The Defense gave up 477 yards. Yes, they did. They also gave up just 13 points. The game isn't won by how many yards you rack up, yardage is an overrated stat. Our defense prevented the Eagles to turn those yards into points, and THAT is a very valid point. But the Eagles o-line sucks. Yes, the do, and our defense took full advantage of it. I think it would have been disturbing to see the defense struggle to get pressure on Vick knowing their o-line sucks. Vick had only been sacked 7 times one other time in his career, and that was when he was with the Falcons. "7 sacks by the Saints defense is like 14 with a regular defense". frick you Steve Young. No other team has sacked Vick 7 times this season, even the Championship Giants. If you choose to look at last night's win in a negative point of view, by all means, it's your right, but you're missing the much larger picture. The defense is improving, and I believe the Saints are beginning to hit their stride. They're not oblivious, they know they have a mountain to climb, but they are not out of contention yet, they have not given up, and get the Falcons on Sunday. WHO DAT?!
The only relevant question is how you think this defense is going to perform moving forward.
And if you think that this defense has turned the corner than I'm going to have to disagree. We were fortunate to be playing a team that had an OL that is basically worse than our historically bad defense.
It was the best defensive performance of the year. I just don't think it is indicative of how many points we will give up moving forward unfortunately.
Our wins are going to have to come from our offense going from very good to great.