Saints vs Chargers: New Orleans Saints for the first time this season en route. After the opening of the preseason with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings, you can expect the starters to get a bit more playing time when the Saints tackle the Los Angeles chargers in Southern California during the 2nd week of the NFL preseason. Beginning at 3 p.m. Here’s how you can keep track of game updates and keep track of them.
The New Orleans Saints fell into a shootout with the Minnesota Vikings in their preseason opening, losing to 34–25. Sean Payton was probably upset by the number of major games that his defense allowed throughout the game.
The Vikings drove a dagger into the Saints with a 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Mike Boone. This week, Payton hopes to see the best result from his defense in his second preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
New Orleans could use its starters more this week, and we could see Cameron Jordan’s pre-season debut. This would give the Saints some necessary pressure to start the game.
Anyone who expects some of the star players to see the pitch is likely to be disappointed with Drew Brice, Alvin Camara and Michael Thomas, who are likely to be on the sidelines. There is no reason to use any of these guys in this preseason.
Saints will most likely endure a trio of offensive cornerstones in Bris, Camara, and Thomas. With Thomas probably sporting street clothes at this, this can leave the door open for freshman Emmanuel Butler to get a few reps with the first teams.
Butler is a newcomer from Northern Arizona whom the Saints were pleasantly surprised throughout the training camp. At 6 feet 4, 220 pounds, Butler brings New Orleans a possible red zone threat in the attack.
The underrated rookie missed the rookie preseason Saints due to injury, but he seems ready to take on a big role in his first preseason game. Throughout the practice, Butler was seen this week picking representatives along with Thomas.
Saints are crowded in running position at this point of the year. Dwayne Washington, among his ball holders, is in the midst of competition, with several other defenders on the list.
Washington enters season two with the team after spending the first two seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions.
Of course, Camara will once again play its lead role in the back field with the recently acquired Latavius Murray, which will also provide the team with meaningful transfers. This leaves Washington to compete with Jacques Rogers and the new driver Devin Osigbo for his role in the team.
During the pre-season Saints tournament, Washington was the second leader in the team after universal quarterback Thais Hill. Washington rushed 36 yards in eight carryings in its first game with New Orleans this year.
The 25-year-old running back will have the opportunity to earn a role on the list with a notable performance against Chargers in the 2nd week of the preseason.