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  • Saints' Adam Trautman: Moderate outing despite No. 1 role

    Trautman notched two receptions (on three targets) for 28 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat to the Buccaneers.

    Trautman played a season-high 80 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps with Juwan Johnson (ankle) ruled out Week 13. Practice squad tight end Lucas Krull only saw action on 11 of the team's 59 offensive snaps while Taysom Hill continued to slot into a multi-purpose role as a rusher, passer and receiver. However, Trautman did not see a corresponding increase in production, as he merely matched his existing season high in targets while falling shy of his season high in receiving yards set Week 4. With the Saints heading into a bye Week 14, it's likely that Trautman will fall back into his usual split duties if Johnson manages to return against Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 18.

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  • Saints' Jarvis Landry: Two catches in MNF

    Landry notched two receptions (on three targets) for 14 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat against the Buccaneers.

    Landry continued to play a minimal role for New Orleans, as all three of his targets came on passes of fewer than 10 yards. This included a bad drop late in the second quarter when he attempted to bring a ball in with one hand, resulting in a failed third-down conversion in the red zone. Landry also tied with running back Alvin Kamara, tight end Adam Trautman and swiss-army-knife Taysom Hill for the team's fourth-most targets Week 13. The slot wideout's lack of downfield opportunities, combined with this log jam of short-yardage receivers, will keep his upside limited outside of the occasional scoring chance in the red zone.

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  • Saints' Rashid Shaheed: Career outing in loss

    Shaheed gathered in all four targets for 75 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss against Tampa Bay.

    Shaheed continued to serve as the explosive element in the Saints' limited offense, catching a 40-yard pass from quarterback Andy Dalton for the team's longest play from scrimmage Monday night. The undrafted wideout also quickly set a new career high when he reached 71 receiving yards with his third reception of the first half. The speedster came close to breaking the first special-teams score of his career on a 42-yard punt return in the second quarter, but he was forced out of bounds by punter Jake Camarda at the Tampa Bay 40-yard line. Shaheed's dynamic abilities as both a receiver and scoring threat in the open field appear to have earned him a bigger role, as his 36 offensive snaps fell behind only first-round rookie Chris Olave (41) amongst the Saints' wide receivers. The team will now have a bye week off before taking on the division-rival Falcons on Sunday, Dec. 18.

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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Top target in loss

    Olave reeled in four of six targets for 65 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Olave once again paced the Saints in targets. However, the rookie finished as the team's second-leading receiver behind Rashid Shaheed, who posted a career-high 75 yards. Olave also made an uncharacteristic drop on third down that would have given New Orleans' offense an additional red-zone opportunity late in the second quarter. The 2022 first-round pick has been one of the most consistent offensive players for the Saints this year, and following their Week 14 bye, he should have a chance to post a better stat line against Atlanta's 26th-ranked pass defense.

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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Scores in MNF

    Hill hauled in two of three targets for 35 yards and one touchdown to go along with three rushes for 10 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss versus the Buccaneers. He also completed his lone passing attempt for 21 yards.

    Hill caught the Saints' lone touchdown of the game, as he got behind the Buccaneers' defense for a 30-yard score in the second quarter. This was Hill's first game with a touchdown since Week 7 against Arizona, and his untraditional usage still makes it difficult to predict his value week to week. A banged-up Saints squad will have additional time to rest and recover while on bye Week 14.

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  • Saints' Andy Dalton: Quiet performance in loss

    Dalton completed 20 of 28 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown during Monday's 17-16 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Dalton logged one of his more efficient performances of the season, accumulating 8.2 yards per attempt against a Tampa Bay defense that was tied for fifth in yards per attempt allowed (6.6) coming into Week 13. However, the veteran still posted fewer than 250 passing yards for the eighth time in his 10 starts. His scoring production also remained limited by New Orleans' inefficiency in the red zone, as the team settled for field goals of 38, 21 and 29 yards. This unit will now have a bye week to rest and recover before taking on the Falcons' 26th-ranked passing defense in Week 15.

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  • Saints' Mark Ingram: Inefficient in defeat

    Ingram totaled seven rushes for 27 yards and caught all five targets for 22 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss versus the Buccaneers.

    Ingram totaled double-digit touches for the first time since Week 4, as he struck a balanced workload with No. 1 running back Alvin Kamara (12 carries, two receptions). However, both running backs failed to produce any explosive runs against Tampa Bay's defense. Ingram also went down on the field after being tackled near the sideline early in the second half, which caused him to be evaluated in the Saints' medical tent, according to John Hendrix of SI.com. While he managed to return, New Orleans coach Dennis Allen said that the veteran back injured his knee when he went out of bounds one yard shy of picking up a first down later in the fourth quarter, per Jacques Doucet of WAFB 9Sports. The 32-year-old Ingram will have extra time to recover during the Saints' Week 14 bye.

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  • Saints' Alvin Kamara: Stifled in Week 13 loss

    Kamara tallied 12 carries for 26 yards and caught two of three targets for 11 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat versus the Buccaneers.

    Kamara continued to underperform expectations, averaging less than four yards per carry for the sixth game in a row. While the five-time Pro Bowler was limited by three of the league's best rushing defenses in his previous three outings, he did not manage to break a run longer than five yards against a Buccaneers defense that allowed 4.6 yards per carry coming into Week 13. Kamara also posted his worst receiving stat line of the season despite quarterback Andy Dalton's solid performance Monday night. The running back has been forced to operate behind a banged-up offensive line recently, and this unit should have some time to recover during New Orleans' upcoming Week 14 bye.

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  • Saints' Zack Baun: Forced out Monday

    Baun was ruled out after going down with an ankle injury in Monday's game against the Buccaneers, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

    Baun was able to walk off under his own power while heading into the medical tent on New Orleans' sideline in the first half, according to Hendrix. While the nature of this injury is still unclear, the 25-year-old will have extra time to recover while the Saints are on bye Week 14. With starting linebacker Pete Werner (ankle) once again inactive, Andrew Dowell and Nephi Sewell will likely take on bigger roles for the remainder of this divisional matchup.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 109.5
(22nd)
249.7
(11th)
343.5
(16th)
Def. 125.0
(20th)
220.3
(10th)
328.2
(11th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Johnson TE Juwan Johnson TE Ankle
P. Werner OLB Pete Werner OLB Ankle
M. Thomas WR Michael Thomas WR Toe
M. Ingram RB Mark Ingram RB Knee
M. Lattimore CB Marshon Lattimore CB Abdomen

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