The streak is over but all that matters to the New Orleans Saints is learning from this loss to fuel them for their postseason run.
The Saints (10-2) lost their first game since the regular season opener in a 13-10 defeat at the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) on Thursday Night Football.
The Cowboys jumped out to a 10-0 lead that they never relinquished in the defensive battle.
The Saints held running back Ezekiel Elliott to 76 yards on 23 carries, racked up seven sacks (David Onyemata 3, Cameron Jordan 2) and two turnovers (fumble recoveries by Jordan and Marshon Lattimore).
However, offensively they couldn’t find any rhythm in their worst showing of the season.
Offensively, the Saints finished with an uncharacteristic 176 yards, 3-of-11 on third down attempts and 0-for-2 in the red zone.
Drew Brees went 18-of-28 for 127 yards, one touchdown and one interception. With his 30-yard touchdown to Keith Kirkwood in the third quarter, Brees set an NFL record with 10 seasons of at least 30 touchdown passes.
Afterwards, Brees spoke with CST’s Mike Nabors about what the Saints took away from the loss and how to get back on track.
“It certainly wasn’t our best day. Just didn’t really have great tempo. Didn’t find a rhythm really at any point in the game. I think we put together one decent drive but for the most part we just didn’t make the plays,” Brees said. “We had some opportunities. I think we’re going to look at the film and see there were some opportunities to be had there.”
The Saints will look for some revenge in their next game at the divisional rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 9. The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 48-40 in the Superdome in Week 1.
For more watch Saints Gameday with Scott Shanle, Mike Nabors and Victor Howell. Check the CST program schedule for more information.