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New Orleans hurting at running back
Posted Jan. 05 at 06:43 AM
The chances of the Saints making it to the Super Bowl just got slimmer. New Orleans has played Pierre Thomas on injured reserve.
Thomas missed about half of the year with a sprained ankle, then re-injured the ankle in practice prior to the Week 17 game against New Orleans.
Earlier in the week, the team played Chris Ivory on injured reserve, also with an ankle injury. It has responded by signing free agents DeShawn Wynn and Joique Bell. Wynn had a couple of decent games with the Packers in past years; Bell looked good in the preseason for the Bills (at least I thought he did) but didn't make the team. He had been on Philadelphia's practice squad.
For this weekend's game, the Saints figure to rely mostly on Reggie Bush and former Seahawk Julius Jones. Bush didn't do much in the regular season, but at least he elevated his game in the first playoff game last year, scoring a couple of touchdowns against the Cardinals.
But in my eyes, the probability of Seattle pulling an upset on Saturday just went up from maybe 15-20 percent to perhaps 25-30 percent. The Saints have been shaky on the road at times this year, most notably at San Francisco, Dallas, Arizona and Cincinnati.
Posted by Steve Stadell | Jan. 05 at 06:59 AM
Go Hawks !
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