The New Orleans Saints are on the road in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars with the potential of not having Alvin Kamara.
The New Orleans Saints‘ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars already had all of the signs of being a trap game and yet another dynamic has been added into the mix as well.
The good news here is that Kamara was not completely out of action and instead was just limited, which could be spun in a positive sign that we may see him on Sunday. However, for a team that is already missing its starting quarterback, a Kamara injury is the worst news that could have come out of practice.
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Details around the injury have been foggy with no real insight on how Kamara injured his ankle or what the severity of the injury is. Until those details emerge, we are just going to have to sit and ponder the seriousness, which definitely is a fun thing to do.
Regardless of the severity, the New Orleans Saints are not going to be able to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday without Kamara’s services.
The Saints are going to need a big day out of the running game on Sunday in order to get past the Jaguars. Not only does having a strong run game help Teddy Bridgewater, but it helps get past the strong pass-rush of the Jaguars.
Plus, if the Jaguars have shown us anything this season it is that when teams run the ball against them they lose the game. In all three losses this year the Jaguars allowed over 100 rushing yards to their opposition. They held the other team to under 100 rushing yards in their two wins.
Latavius Murray is certainly a talented back but he is not the running back to carry the offensive load with over 100 rushing yards in this game. He has only 124 yards from scrimmage in five games this season.
Not only that, but he does not present the same weaponry in the passing game as Kamara, which is going to make it much easier to defend Bridgewater.
In the grand scheme of things, it would be much better to hold Kamara out of this game if there are any concerns whatsoever around his health and potentially injuring him further if he plays in this game.
But just know: if he doesn’t play then the New Orleans Saints are going to have a very tough day on the road on Sunday.