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Saints vs Giants: 5 quick observations The Saints won their third game in a row on the legs of Alvin Kamara and Wil Lutz Authentic Thomas Morstead Jersey , and some solid play from an offseason addition. Lutz stays ClutchWil Lutz has been the unsung hero of the season so far.He has gone 10 of 11 on his field goal attempts and has not missed an extra point all year. The fact that the Saints—in the Payton era— have a reliable, clutch kicker is something many never thought they would see. This will prove vital to winning close games down the stretch. On Sunday he was a perfect 4 of 4 on his field goals that counted and even added two that were nullified due to various reasons. We should feel confident knowing that if we need a field goal to win a game, Lutz will come through. Linebacker PlayDemario Davis had himself a day. He registered 11 tackles and 2 sacks and is looking like the missing piece in the middle of the defense we have been looking for since Jonathan Vilma retired. AJ Klein has put to rest some of the questions surrounding his play coming out of the preseason, as he has looked solid in his role through the first four games. Overall, the play of the front seven looks to be much improved from last season, as indicated by the rushing yards opposing teams have put up. The Saints currently sit at 4th in total rushing yards allowed per game with 79.5, and a lot of that has been due to the linebacker group.Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsMr. Do EverythingThe third string quarterback/special team ace/wide receiver/kickoff returner has continued to impress every time he gets on the field. He would have thrown his first career passing touchdown if Kamara would have held on to a pass that showed nice touch and placement from Hill who was on the run. He did however pull off a 4th down conversion on a fake punt when he received the direct snap and hit Justin Hardee to pick up the first. With Mark Ingram missing, Hill has been the only significant rushing threat behind Kamara and his ability to run the Read-Option has opened things up for the offense in even more ways. And while Ingram may take away some of his touches, he should still have a few play calls designed around his unique skill set that Payton will use. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe Dynamic DuoAK41 is unstoppable. Whatever the game plan calls for, he steps up. He was finally able to top the 100 yd mark notching 134 rushing yards while also adding 5 catches for 47 yards through the air. He leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 611 and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon Trey Hendrickson Jersey , even with Ingram set to return. Michael Thomas’ stats came back to Earth this week. His 4 receptions are the lowest amount he hauled in so far this year, but he was still effective when the ball was thrown his way. He caught 4 of his 5 targets for an 80% catch rate and now holds the record for most receptions through the first 4 games of a season. Thomas could be set up for a big game next week against Washington if cornerback Josh Norman isn't able to play due to a hamstring injury. Missed opportunitiesOn the final drive of the first half, two Saints players dropped potential touchdown passes. First, Kamara dropped a pass from third string quarterback Taysom Hill, and later veteran tight end Ben Watson couldn't hang on to a Drew Brees pass and dropped the ball as he hit the ground. Luckily this didn’t come back to haunt them, but against better teams getting just a field goal within the 20 yard line wont be enough for a win. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Drew Brees sermonized his teammates in a pregame huddle, Michael Thomas hung on every word from his quarterback.Thomas seemed mesmerized as Brees pumped up the Saints, never taking his eyes off the Saints star.Then, Thomas ripped apart Philadelphia’s defense with 12 receptions for a team playoff record of 171 yards and the winning touchdown as New Orleans beat the defending champion Eagles 20-14 Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game.Brees targeted Thomas a whopping 16 times, and on most of those passes Thomas was wide open. Philly’s defense Authentic Cameron Meredith Jersey Salute to Service , particularly its secondary, has been ravaged by injuries, so trying to slow down an All-Pro receiver who led the NFL with 125 catches this season was far too great a task.“We just keep going,” Thomas said. “When we come out there, we feel like no one can stop us. I just feel like we keep building every week. We have a thing, and it’s hard for the other team to stop.”Six times in the regular season, Thomas caught at least 11 passes in a game, including the first three. He had 16 in the season opener, and he made 12 catches for 211 yards in the 45-35 shootout victory against the Rams in November. Los Angeles (13-4) visits New Orleans (14-3) next Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl.Good luck, Rams cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.“When you get your two guys out there on the edges Limited Taysom Hill Jersey , I think that will enable us to do some different things coverage-wise,” Rams coach Sean McVay said after the Saints advanced. “Be a little bit more flexible. … What a great job Michael Thomas did affecting that game just now, and he’s going to be a big focal point for us to be aware of where he’s at. But, he’s got a lot of ways that they can beat you, which is what makes them such a great offense.”A 2016 second-round draft pick out of Ohio State, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas has been a stud in all three pro seasons. He made 92 catches as a rookie for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2017, he upped it to 104 receptions for 1,245 yards Marcus Davenport Jersey , but only five TDs. He had nine touchdowns during this regular season.Not only does Thomas have size and reach, he also runs smooth routes and has deep speed. While Brees stops short of saying Thomas is the best target he’s had, it’s clear that the soon-to-be 40-year-old QB relishes working with Thomas.“Over the last few years with Mike, I’ve just got so much trust and confidence in him,” Brees said. “He’s a big-time player who wants to be the guy to make the plays when you need it most.”The Saints needed it most against the Eagles. Thomas came through.“It’s win or go home,” he said. “I do whatever it takes. If you are double- or triple-teamed, it doesn’t matter. You just need to concentrate on what you are doing and things will open up.”Did they ever Sunday. Custom Oakland Raiders Jerseys