Saints pass-rusher Alex Okafor out for season with torn Achilles

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The Saints have won eight in a row, and seemingly hit no speedbumps along the way.

They may have just hit one.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, pass-rusher Alex Okafor suffered a torn Achilles and is lost for the season.

Okafor was carted off late during yesterday’s win over Washington.

Signed as an unrestricted free agent this offseason from Arizona, Okafor had 4.5 sacks and was part of a defensive revival that has the Saints playing at a different level.

10 responses to “Saints pass-rusher Alex Okafor out for season with torn Achilles

  1. This is what he did in AZ. Injured himself before a playoff game in his own home! Always a tease and always let’s you down.

  2. Race is on for the 2nd seed. Looking at Eagles remaining schedule….their only real potential pitfall left is @ Seattle. If Saints beat the Rams, I will give them the inside odds to grab it. If the Seahawks look good tonight, while still missing 7-9 starters….I would start to worry about them getting on a roll.

  3. How is a D considered good, when Thanksgiving is about to hit and they get torched for 31 points by the 2-7 Skins at home?

    Payton and Brees left the field last night like they just won the SB, too.

    Absolutely bizarre.

    Do teams pay off media-heads to misrepresent something about their team in a positive to generate hype?

  4. Payton and Brees left the field last night like they just won the SB, too.

    Absolutely bizarre.
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    I guess they’re not supposed to enjoy a great, two TDs in last 3 minutes comeback win?

    Absolutely bizarre.

  5. sb44champs says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Payton and Brees left the field last night like they just won the SB, too.

    Absolutely bizarre.
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    I guess they’re not supposed to enjoy a great, two TDs in last 3 minutes comeback win?

    Absolutely bizarre.

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    Sure, sure. But, I’d be concerned my team peaked and overachieved already, as they eek by a 2-7 team at home.

    Brees is up there gushing saying they can beat “anyone, anytime and anywhere”. He’s delusional.

    Just because the defense improved from god awful territory to mediocre, does not mean it’s a good or great D.

    This is the kind of delusion and poor leadership that puts Brees well, well below Brady.

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:05 am
    How is a D considered good, when Thanksgiving is about to hit and they get torched for 31 points by the 2-7 Skins at home?
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    The Skins were 4-5 coming in to this game, not 2-7. But that’s okay. Facts don’t matter; they’re just like opinions.

  7. The Saints D is so vastly overrated. They played well against a nicked up and rusty Newton and have feasted on low level replacement QB’s in GB, Miami, Chi, Bucs and Bills.

    But, look at the healthy starters they played this year… Bradford 29 points, Brady 36 points, Stafford 38 points and Cousins 31 points… those 4 guys average 356 yards a game.

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