New Orleans Saints: Biggest winners of the first half of the season
Marshon Lattimore had a really good rookie season that netted him a Pro Bowl nod and the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. Lattimore then followed that up with a bit of a sophomore slump where he did not look like a number one corner in the NFL and struggled at times.
Those struggles carried over to this season and Lattimore was not that good in the first two weeks of the season. He was passable, but he did not look like a number one corner and looked much different than the rookie year version of himself.
Since then Lattimore has been really good and has most importantly shut down some big-name receivers, which in each instance, was a huge reason why the Saints won those particular games.
The Saints only scored 12 points against the Dallas Cowboys but held them to 10 points to get the victory. A big reason for that was Lattimore holding Amari Cooper to five receptions and 48 yards.
A week later, the Saints were taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that was coming off of a 55-point showing against the Los Angeles Rams. Chris Godwin has his way with Eli Apple in this game but Lattimore did his job, holding Mike Evans without a single reception.
Lattimore has been nothing short of fantastic after Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks and is starting to look like a bonafide number one NFL cornerback. He may only have one interception on the year but he has still been extremely valuable.