The Saints defensive line joined Jordan in the feast of Matt Ryan. Sheldon Rankins & Trey Hendrickson each helped themselves to a single serving while Marcus Davenport went back for 2nds. Linebacker Craig Robertson also took down a plate for a total of 9 sacks on the night.
“Apparently, I have to be aware of to not push a quarterback,” explained Jordan. “I thought I got his hip. After the replay, I saw I pushed him in the back. My man Shy Tuttle had stiff-armed Matt Ryan through the ground. It was disgusting and I loved it.”
Instead of a big return to the Atlanta 19 though, Jordan’s illegal block above the waist cost the Saints 10 yards and was enforced at the 39 yard line. The offense came away with nothing on the scoreboard after going 3-and-out. Penalties, settling for field goals, and the inability to recover two onside kicks made this game much closer than it should have been. Those will be fine-tuning focal points for a 10-2 team that gets to enjoy mini-bye now before beginning the 4th quarter of the season at home against the current top seed in the NFC. 10-1 San Fran plays at 9-2 Baltimore Sunday at noon.