It is game day. Our boys are ready to take on the Colts on Monday Night Football. It is a big game when it comes playoff seeding. No matter if we win or lose, we will stay in the third seed until next week, but a win will leave us in prime position to take back over the first seed, while a loss will leave us preparing for a Wild Card match up. Here’s what our boys need to do to make their jobs easier and get this win!
Feed Latavius Murray
Latavius Murray has been quietly really good this season. Although he is only averaging about nine carries a game, he is averaging 4.7 yards a carry. We need to feed him the ball at least 15 times a game. Not only will he continue to thrive, but it will also help get Alvin Kamara going. We have not been utilizing the amazing one-two punch we have. We have two Pro-Bowl caliber RBs on our team. We need to get them both going.
Step Up on Defense
Against San Francisco we had our worst defensive game of the season. However, we had chances to end drives. In just the second half alone, there were two drives where we had San Francisco right where we wanted them on third down. We got the stop, but we got flagged and gave it all back. That cannot happen anymore this season. Also, on the last drive of the game, we have San Francisco down to fourth down. All we needed was one more play and the game was ours, but, as we all know, it didn’t work out. We have got to step up and make plays when they are needed.
Keep up the Momentum on Offense
Our offense was incredible last game. Drew Brees had six total touchdowns, Jared Cook had two before being knocked out of the game due to a concussion. We just need to keep doing what we were doing. If our offense plays like it did against San Francisco, we will win nine out of ten games. Once we start to utilize Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara correctly, the league better watch out!
So, if we can get Latavius Murray the ball more, step up when needed on defense, and keep putting up points on offense, we will have a great chance to show out tonight on Monday Night Football! Whodat!