First off, thanks, Don Matthews, for trading Kwame Cavil for a backup d-lineman who wasn't involved on a single important play tonight, just so that Ben Cahoon can get injured and be out for two to four weeks. Is it wrong to want Thyron Anderson to be cut by the Saints?
As for the game itself:
â€¢ Finally, some finish in the red zone. Great catches from Watkins, Cahoon and Vaughn.
â€¢ The linebackers and DBs were ball hawks tonight. That's more like the old Als defence. Gotta love Curry marking his return to the lineup with a beautiful INT in the end zone. Why the hell has he been on the bench??
â€¢ Ye gods, a 100-yard game for an Als running back? Who knew giving a RB 12-15 touches during a game would pay dividends? :roll:
â€¢ Fritz and Flory had great games tonight. They sprung Edwards for most of his big runs.
â€¢ Not one sack, which means after 6 games we're still last in the league at 9. That's pathetic. Duane Butler, in his Als debut a few years ago, had 5!
â€¢ Solid special-teams coverage. No touchdowns, no big returns allowed.
Overall, a satisfying and decisive win, but they'll need to play even better against T.O. next week.