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NFL Week 6 PFF ReFocused: New Orleans Saints 13, Jacksonville Jaguars 6

Teddy Bridgewater did just enough to lead the Saints to another victory, with the Saints defeating the Jaguars in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

New Orleans Saints 13, Jacksonville Jaguars 6

New Orleans Saints

Teddy Bridgewater utilized a dink-and-dunk approach and chipped away at the Jaguars' talented defense. He was able to find tight end Jared Cook on a short strike down the seam at the top of the fourth for the go-ahead points. Doing just enough to secure the victory, the Saints' offense is a shell of itself without Drew Brees at the helm.

Teddy Bridgewater had his sights set on finding Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara throughout the game. But, even without disgruntled cornerback Jalen Ramsey on the field, Thomas was still forced to earn each yard on the short-target radius of Bridgewater. With the defense bottling up the ground game, the majority of Kamara's work came on short screens, without much success.

Cameron Jordan was quiet for much of the day but did come up with a couple of timely plays where he beat the Jaguars' rookie left tackle for two sacks. Jordan also added a couple of stops in the run game as the Saints' front seven didn't give Fournette much room to roam.

The Saints secondary appeared to cover extremely well downfield, and they didn't allow Gardner Minshew to find any open receivers for big gains despite having plenty of time in the pocket. Most of the damage in the passing game was done underneath, targeting linebackers Demario Davis and A.J. Klein in coverage.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Gardner Minshew threw an interception that did not appear to be his fault, but rather an uncharacteristic miscommunication between himself and D.J. Chark. He did, however, throw a couple of passes during the game that weren't intercepted but could have been, as well as a fumble that was called back due to offsetting penalties.

The Jaguars' offensive line protected well, giving Minshew plenty of time to throw. The receivers seemed to have a difficult time getting open, though, as Minshew struggled to connect downfield and instead checked down underneath.

The New Orleans passing attack focused on attacking the coverage of Tre Herndon and avoiding A.J. Bouye. Herndon played up to the challenge by keeping gains to a minimum and racking up the tackles. Safety Ronnie Harrison had a quiet game, with everything mostly targeted underneath him, but he found himself attacking too far upfield on an important first-down gain by Taysom Hill during the go-ahead drive.

First-round rookie Josh Allen was able to score a cleanup sack as Teddy Bridgewater moved from his spot. Linebacker Najee Goode also made a few impact plays that included a pass defense on a backfield out targeted at Alvin Kamara to open the fourth quarter.

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