80°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sat
84°
69°
80%
Sun
83°
69°
60%
Mon
85°
68°
60%
Follow our weather team on social media

Minus Brees, Saints offense shines in preseason win over Rams

9 months ago August 08, 2014 Aug 8, 2014 Friday, August 08 2014 Friday, August 08, 2014 10:06:05 PM EDT in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2

ST. LOUIS - The New Orleans Saints got offensive production from a couple of players with something to prove, and backup quarterback Ryan Griffin led the Saints to a 26-24 win in their preseason opener over St. Louis Friday night.

Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees sat out with a strained oblique, but once Griffin subbed in for Luke McCown, the Saints got rolling.

Mark Ingram and Brandin Cooks each scored touchdowns, as the Saints had 375 yards of offense and the Rams missed a 59-yard field goal attempt as time expired to secure the win.

Ingram has struggled to show the consistency in the pros that made him a Heisman trophy winner in college, but he ran for 83 yards on 10 carries in the first half, including a 22 yard score.

Meanwhile, Cooks had 5 catches for 55 yards, including a dazzling catch-and-run in the rookie's first preseason game for the Saints.

New Orleans will play the Tennessee Titans next Friday in New Orleans at 7pm. 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
5 Days
Today
PM T-Storms
85°
70°
Sat
PM T-Storms
84°
69°
Sun
Scattered T-Storms
83°
69°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
85°
68°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
86°
69°