December 13, 2006 at 12:19 pm
If you weren’t convinced that the New Orleans Saints are the “ Real Deal” this season, you have to be convinced now after the boys in black and gold dissected the hottest team in the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys (42-17).
Other than a 77-yard touchdown run by Cowboys halfback Julius Jones early in the first quarter, the Saints totally dominated play out on the field.
And credit has to go to the Saints offensive line, quarterback Drew Brees and the best gameplan I have seen this season by a head coach in Sean Payton.
Under little duress most of the game Drew Brees, who grew up in Austin, Texas and was not offered a football scholarship by any of the state’s larger colleges in Texas, put on a show of a lifetime.
Brees completed 26 of his 38 throws for 384 yards and 5 touchdowns. The five touchdowns thrown against the Cowboys were the most ever by an opposing quarterback against Dallas in their 47-year history.Brees spread the football wealth all around hitting 10 different receivers in the 42-17 shellacking of the Cowboys.
The Saints running game also was a vital part of the biggest victory of the season. Deuce McAllister rushed for 111 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per carry, but he was almost overshadowed by the guy that normally is his lead blocker.
Fullback Mike Karney rushed for 1 touchdown and caught 2 passes for scores.
Three touchdowns from a fullback, who would have thought it?
Let’s not forget Reggie Bush in this equation either. The 2005 Heisman trophy winner rushed for 37 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and he also caught 6 passes for 125 yards and 1 score.
It was a total team effort on offense and you have to give plenty of credit to the Saints offensive line who totally dominated the line of scrimmage.
On defense the Saints defense bent a few times, but they did a great job confusing young quarterback Tony Romo who had his worst game of the season completing just 16 of his 33 throws for 249 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 pass interceptions.
Give the Saints secondary a lot of credit for doing a great job controlling the Dallas-trio of Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn and Jason Witten in the receiving department also.
For a football team that was without star receiver Joe Horn and defensive tackle Hollis Thomas for the entire game, and quality starters like Marques Colston, Will Smith and Mark Campbell hobbled with injuries, the Saints had their biggest statement game of the season.
This Saints football club scored 42 points, the most ever on a Bill Parcells-coached team in regulation time and the Saints have now become the new version of “America’s team.”
It was quite a nationally televised showcase for Payton and Brees and the rest of the league had better take notice. The Saints are indeed the “Real Deal.”
The (9-4) New Orleans Saints, who would have believed it …
|Everybody’s STILL talking about the State Football Championships
December 13, 2006 at 12:04 pm
Dreams were shattered and dreams were achieved in the Louisiana High School Football State Championship games.
|Off to College...and Beyond
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Southern Illinois defensive back and HHS grad Craig Turner who had 11 tackles, 2 pass deflections, a forced fumble, an 18-yard kick return and 13-yard punt return in the Salukis' loss to Montana on Saturday.
|Reggie B breakout
December 06, 2006 at 2:34 pm
Ever since the New Orleans Saints selected USC Heisman trophy winning halfback Reggie Bush in the first round of the 2006 draft, all Saints fans have waited for a break-out game for the player Saints wide receiver Joe Horn deemed “Baby Matrix.”
|Believe it: SC Catholic CAN whip J.T. Curtis
December 06, 2006 at 2:23 pm
Impossible. It's impossible for St. Charles Catholic to beat J.T Curtis, right? Impossible. Just like it was impossible for UCLA to beat USC this past weekend.
|Baseball camp at Hahnville
December 01, 2006 at 12:37 pm
Hahnville High School invites boys ages 6-18 years old to participate in their “Christmas at the Ballpark” Baseball Camp.
|Kickin’ it! Soccer girls show their stuff
December 01, 2006 at 12:36 pm
Grace Bingham of Luling and Kristal Breaux of Bayou Gauche competed in the State Soccer Challenge hosted by the Knights of Columbus in Baton Rouge. The competition requires each participant to take twenty-five shots on goal from a predetermined distance from the goal. Points are awarded based on the area where the goal is scored: 20 points for the upper corners; 10 points for the lower corners; and 5 points for any other area of the goal.
|Michael who? In battle of QBs, Brees is still the king
December 01, 2006 at 12:31 pm
The 31-13 margin of victory in the New Orleans Saints win over the Atlanta Falcons doesn’t even begin to tell the story of one of the most important games in the 2006 NFL season.
|Swimming like they mean it at HHS
November 29, 2006 at 1:34 pm
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School students who will represent their school at the Metro and State Swim meets:
|Turn out the lights, the party’s OVER
November 29, 2006 at 1:33 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats' 2006 season came to halt Friday night at the hands of the Carencro Bears for the second time in four years as the boys in garnet and gray fell 35-28. The Bears' had just ended the Hahnville Tigers' season one week prior, but the Wildcats did not go down as easy as Hahnville did.
|Saints FLUB their way to another loss
November 29, 2006 at 1:30 pm
Two weeks ago the New Orleans Saints were traveling in rarified NFL territory sporting a 6-2 mark…but two weeks of being generous to opponents have them back to mere mortal status and fighting to keep the top spot in the NFC South Division.
|Wildcats are rolling - again
November 16, 2006 at 4:31 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats accepted their fate, facing an essentially 9-1 Dutchtown team in the first round of the playoffs, and took them down 35-28 Friday night. Tomorrow, the Wildcats will again be at home against the 8-4 Carencro Bears in the regionals.
|Oh, So Close…
November 16, 2006 at 4:28 pm
All week long New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton stressed that his team had to protect the football if they expected to knockoff the defending world champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Hahnville still alive in the playoffs
November 08, 2006 at 4:50 pm
Hot on the heels of their 35-22 thrashing of Assumption High in Napoleonville, Hahnville’s football Tigers take on Carencro Friday, Nov. 11, in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s playoff series.
|The bad luck of the draw
November 08, 2006 at 4:47 pm
The showdown between unbeaten Destrehan and East St. John was supposed to be a thriller. It turned out to be one only if one was an East St. John fan as the Wildcats of black and yellow churned out a 42-7 victory over Destrehan.
November 08, 2006 at 4:45 pm
IF your objective is to fill out the six deer tags available to you in the state’s new format this season, there are deer herds capable of satisfying that quest on many wildlife management areas around the Sportsman’s Paradise.
November 08, 2006 at 4:41 pm
If you had asked most New Orleans Saints fans which rookie player would make the biggest plays against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, they would have told you “Reggie Bush.”
|We are the champions
November 01, 2006 at 4:29 pm
The Hahnville Lady Tigers volleyball team wrapped up one of the most successful seasons in their history, sweeping District 7-I with an 8-0 record and finishing with an overall record of 20-7.
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• Destrehan routs Pineville, moves on to second round
• Mimosa Vipers cruise to parish volleyball championship
• St. Rose Pirates win youth fo otball title
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River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend - 645 views
Fresh seafood po-boys, pastalaya and jambalaya are usually enough to draw most to the River Parishes Fall Festival, but there will also be plenty of rides, games and rocking music this weekend.
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