3 Saints That Need to Clamp Down On the Lions

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Kevin Williams

Nov 15, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) catches the ball as New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) defends in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Lions are last in the league in rushing offense, while conversely the Saints are last in the league in rushing defense.

If the Saints don’t want to help the Lions get out of the bottom of the rankings in rushing offense, then DT Kevin Williams must step up and be a force in the middle, in the run game.

Williams has played well for the Saints after signing the 13 year NFL veteran in the offseason.

Williams will also need to make plays in the passing game too, if they want to keep the Lions 10th ranked passing offense grounded.

The Saints have pretty much had ZERO interior pass rush this year.

If the Saints could get some interior pressure, all of the hurries for Cam Jordan will turn into sacks. If they don’t keep Matt Stafford on the move, it could be a long night for the Saints defense. If Stafford is comfortable in the pocket, he is capable of carving up a defense; especially when he has Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate to throw too.

Williams, who was once a Minnesota Viking, will hopefully cause havoc against his former NFC North rival.

The Saints could really use it.

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