Sunday, October 01, 2006

Saints get nipped by 'Dem Cats', 21-18

Just, kidding - ROOOOOOOAAAARRRR!!!
That's what the New Orleans Saints (3-1) found out as they fell hard to the Carolina Panthers (2-2)today in one of those I-pop-you-in-da-jaw-you-slap-me-in-the-eye kind of games. Louisiana homeboy Jake Delhomme overcame a weak game to toss a 4-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Drew Carter with 7:15 left in the fourth quarter for the winning points Sunday, 21-18.
The Saints answered the Panthers with rookie Marques Colston's 86-yard touchdown with 1:15 left in the game, a play that would have made John 'Earl' Madden salivate, but the onside kick wouldn't go.
Statistics:: Steve Smith had 10 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown while Keyshawn Johnson nabbed 6 balls for 63 yards. Last week I said Smith would have a buck-fiddy. Okay I was wrong, maybe dude is mellowing a bit because of his family.
Drew Brees was 28-of-38 for 349 yards and a TD. Colston had 5 132 yards on 5 grabs; Joe Horn had 5 catches for 63 yards.
Rookie Reggie Bush was pretty much shut down: 22 yard on 11 carries AND in the 2nd quarter he coughed up the ball at the Carolina 21. With the fumble and the Saints' missed field goal, they gave away 6 points.

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