OFFENSE (68 snaps)
Quarterback – Drew Brees 68
Center – Tim Lelito 68
Thoughts: Ingram nearly doubled his snap count for the entire season since the Saints leaned on him so much with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas out with injuries. Hopefully he can recover fast since the Saints might need a similar output on Thursday night in Carolina if those guys aren’t back. ... Graham also talked about the importance of aggressively treating his sore shoulder and trying to get the swelling down, etc., after his workload increased from 30 to 42 snaps this week. ... I’m surprised Johnson only played four snaps since he touched the ball on three of them. He apparently left early with a knee injury since he’s now on the team’s injury report. ... Meachem wasn’t targeted once in the game, but he likely was an asset as a run blocker since the Saints ran the ball so efficiently.
DEFENSE (68 snaps)
Thoughts: I was typing away at the end of the game and didn’t realize until later that undrafted rookie pass rusher Edebali finished with two sacks. That’s easily the biggest impact he’s made to date with limited snaps. ... The Saints were obviously in a lot of nickel and dime looks based on these snap counts -- and based on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ 418 passing yards. ... Since I haven’t reviewed the tape as thoroughly as usual on this short week, I can’t say for sure, but it felt like Robinson held up pretty well in those 43 snaps as the third corner. He wasn’t part of the problem on the 70- or 67-yard pass plays. Green Bay also completed seven other passes between 14 and 27 yards -- but none proved to be huge difference-makers.