Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans Saints were unable to live up to expectations on Thursday night in Dallas and ended up falling to the Cowboys by a final score of 13-10. Not only did they lose, the Saints didn't look anything like the team that was 10-1 heading into the game and had one of the most lethal offenses in the entire NFL.
Despite the loss, the Saints are unhappy with some missed penalties. One of the big ones was a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jaylon Smith on star running back Alvin Kamara in the fourth quarter of the game.
Pro Football Talk shared some quotes from Kamara and Drew Brees about the penalty following the game.
“Did one come out? It is what it is. It don’t matter what I was expecting,” Kamara said.
Brees also made some comments about the penalty, making his thoughts on the missed penalty clear.
“What do you think? Let the league deal with that.”
If a flag had been thrown, the Saints would have been given a first down. New Orleans was in a third-and-17 situation and Kamara picked up eight yards on the play. That could have been a turning point for the Saints.
Even though the hit definitely looked like a penalty, the call was not made. New Orleans may be upset about that play, but the fact that they were shut down all game long cannot be ignored.
Kamara and the Saints will look to rebound next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.