Kamara. Karma. It seems to almost be the same word to opposing defenses that have to face off against him. He always comes back around. A third round pick last season out of Tennessee, Alvin Kamara has become a blossoming star, and isn’t slowing down as the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year.
He’s all over the place and he does all. He runs the ball. He catches the ball. He breaks tackles. He outruns secondaries. What can the man not do?
Seriously though. We can’t give all three game balls to him! Or can we…
Game Ball One: LB Demario Davis
For the sake of making the article interesting, Demario Davis had a huge game on Sunday. Collecting 11 tackles, 9 of them being solo, and 2 sacks in just 44 snaps, Davis returned to his old home stadium from when he played with the New York Jets and did not disappoint.
Davis was the big free agent acquisition this off-season by the Saints. He’s been a quietly underrated middle linebacker in the league, collecting 99 or more tackles every year since 2013. He’s had a fine season so far this year, but we hadn’t quite seen the impact yet that he made in this game. It’s got to make the Saints feel a good bit better about their struggling defense.
Game Ball Two: DT Tyeler Davison
It might not seem like much, but Tyeler Davison made a huge impact on defense alongside Davis. He ate up the middle of the line, collected 3 tackles, a sack and forced a fumble. Davison had missed the past two weeks with a lingering foot injury, and didn’t start as a result of that. He only played 25 snaps, limited time because of the injury. Despite missing that time, he still made the big impact play with the strip sack of Eli Manning at the end of the game.
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Game Ball Three: RB Alvin Kamara
Save the best for last is what I grew up hearing. Alvin Kamara put this Saints offense on his back and he carried them. The secondary was tight against Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, and all of the other receivers, limiting Drew Brees and the passing game. That didn’t stop Alvin Kamara, however.
Kamara carried the ball 19 times and gained 134 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Through the air, he caught 5 passes for another 47 yards. His last touchdown, a 49 yard scamper, iced the game and officially defeated the Giants.
The Saints seem to be one of the best teams in the NFC. They are capable of winning shootouts, and then these slower, slug fest type games as well. This team is truly capable of doing special things.
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