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Saints Defense Has Season-Best Game Behind Breakthrough of Demario Davis

Demario Davis isn’t one to talk big but his impact on Sunday spoke volumes.

The linebacker compiled 11 tackles (two for loss) and his first two sacks as a Saint during the 33-18 victory at the New York Giants.

The humble Davis was simply pleased he did his job to help the Saints (3-1) win a third consecutive game to take control of first place in the NFC South.

“We got the win,” Davis said to NOLA.com. “I’m happy. I’m excited.”

While Davis wouldn’t toot his own horn, his teammates certainly had no problem doing so.

“That boy a dog!” Linebacker Craig Robertson yelled in the locker room. “56 a dog! He a dog! That’s his personal stats: Dog.”

One of Davis’ teammates playfully acted as his spokesperson.

“Hey man, he’s modest,” Robertson said to NOLA.com. “I’m going to talk for him. My name is (Demario) Davis. I’m a dog.”

The Saints defense gave up season lows in points and yards (299), allowed only 65 yards rushing and forced two fumbles recovered by Marshawn Lattimore and Taylor Stallworth.

At the center of it all was Davis.

“He had a hell of a game,” defensive end Cameron Jordan said to NOLA.com.

Davis was dominant in a return to the stadium he played in for five seasons with the New York Jets (2012-15, 2017).

“I know he was excited about playing well here,” coach Sean Payton said to NOLA.com. “He’s one of those guys that’s into it and emotions, and I was excited for him.”

Regardless, Davis refuses to gloat and is looking forward to the Saints earning a fourth straight victory when they host the Washington Redskins next week on Monday Night Football.

“It’s a team win,” Davis said to NOLA.com. “Team win. One stat matters: That W column.”