Terron Armstead limps off, Saints trail by 10

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The Saints offense has had a hard time getting going against the Rams on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles and any change in fortune may have to come without left tackle Terron Armstead‘s assistance.

Armstead left the field after a first-down run in the third quarter, forcing the Saints to shuffle their line so that Andrus Peat was at left tackle with Senio Kelemete taking over at left guard. The Rams got a sack from Samson Ebukam on the next play and Drew Brees underthrew Michael Thomas on third down to force a punt.

That’s been the story of the second half for the Saints, who have picked up two first downs and seen their biggest gain since halftime wiped out by a holding penalty. The Rams, meanwhile, have picked up a field goal that extended their lead to 20-10 with three quarters in the books.

That’s not an insurmountable deficit for the Saints, who were down 15 in the fourth quarter before beating the Redskins last Sunday, but it’s not one that can get much bigger before their hopes of a nine-game winning streak will go up in smoke.

UPDATE 6:48 p.m. ET: Armstead has a hamstring injury and his return is called questionable.

2 responses to “Terron Armstead limps off, Saints trail by 10

  1. Wow watching today’s game really exposed the Saints and more importantly their QB, I never realized how scared he is when a Team can get pressure on him. Usually when that’s the mind frame at this point itn a QB career the end is not too far away. Saints are a fraud and will not be a threat come playoff time. The asterisk * still remains from 2009 Season where Referees made sure to not call any penalties on them for the illegal hits to Brett Farve. What a joke that was as it was a part of the whole Greg Williams bounty for dirty hits. Defense also exposed big time today. Go Vikes

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