3. Alvin Kamara has to rush for over 100 yards
So not only do the New Orleans Saints have to contain Leonard Fournette in this game but the team needs to put a bigger emphasis on handing the ball off to Alvin Kamara. If the Saints are going to win this game then they are going to have to get Kamara in triple-digits for only the third time in his career.
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Kamara’s best game in terms of rushing yards came in Week 1, where he carried the ball 13 times for 97 yards. However, his best showing of the year thus far was in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Kamara racked up 69 rushing yards alongside 92 receiving yards and two total touchdowns.
Despite Kamara being one of the most dynamic backs in the league, the Saints have not been turning to him that frequently, as that simply is not the offensive gameplan.
Kamara has not carried the ball more than 17 times in a game this season and that is going to have to change this week. It does not have to be a big chance, as even 20 might be enough, but the Saints are going to need to get the running game going to get the win.
Not only does Bridgewater face the challenge of a defense with playmakers on the road but history indicates this year that running the ball is more important against the Jaguars than passing the ball.
In all three of the Jaguars’ losses this year they allowed 113 or more rushing yards. In the team’s two wins they allowed 91 and 68 rushing yards.
The 100 threshold is kind of a trivial mark as Kamara can rush for 98 yards and be just as effective. The point is that the Saints need to get Kamara going and get him going often in this game.