Cowboys vs. Saints 2017: New Orleans surging, Dallas reeling
Sunday night’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys was billed as a potential shootout. Only the Saints lived up to their end of the bargain, however. On its way to a 49-17 win, New Orleans set an NFL record with 40 first downs and a regular-season franchise record with 625 total yards of offense. The Cowboys, meanwhile, had less than 200 total yards.
Unsurprisingly, quarterback Drew Brees was the catalyst for the Saints’ offense, as he has been for several years now. While the entire offense graded out well at Saints blog Canal Street Chronicles, Andrew Juge saved top marks for the veteran signal caller.
The NFC East remains firmly up in the air following a Cowboys’ loss and Eagles’ victory. Both teams are currently at 5-5, with Dallas currently holding the playoff spot due its head-to-head win. These sides will meet again in Week 16, which could determine the division winner. The Giants and Redskins are still in the hunt, but are two games behind at 3-6.
Quarterback injuries in the NFC North could shape the division for the rest of the season. It’s unclear if the Green Bay Packers can remain in the hunt after losing Aaron Rodgers while Chicago have less of a long-term issue with Jay Cutler. These factors have combined to give Detroit a one game lead, but they are the only healthy team in the division without quarterback issues.
The NFC South could be the most interesting division to Wholesale NHL Jerseys watch in the last six weeks. New Orleans hold a one game lead, but Carolina is just one game back and still have two games against the Saints in hand. Everything will come down to those two games in Week 14 and 16, with The Best Cheap Jerseys the winner almost assuredly getting the top seed.