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Saints defense relishes turnovers

With Gregg Williams directing their defense, the New Orleans Saints lead the NFL with 22 interceptions and are tied for second with 10 fumble recoveries.

They also lead the league with five interception returns for touchdowns and two touchdowns on recovered fumbles. New Orleans (11-0) is plus-12 in turnover differential, which is one of the main reasons it is undefeated. The Redskins (3-8) are 28th in the league at minus-five.

"It's still the No. 1 statistic in football, and that differential, and our ability to get takeaways and reduce 'em on offense helps you win games," New Orleans Coach Sean Payton said. "If you're good at that, you're going to see that result. And if you're not good at that then you're going to see that as well.'

The Saints are an opportunistic defense, and nothing is more important than forcing turnovers, Payton said.

"Certainly any time you get the ball from a takeaway there's a double aspect to this. The team you're playing loses a possession and you get an extra possession, so it's not just one-fold, it's two-fold. And if it happens on their side of the field, then it's obviously hidden yardage and getting the ball on a short field."

By Jason Reid  |  December 2, 2009; 4:08 PM ET
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Comments

1st INT TD for Tryon this weekend.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

2nd down and long...attack you idiots!

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

3rd and goal...fade to Marko?

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

4th...all together now: Bama!

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

5th of Remy...still looks good for me.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

6th time I've done this at the beginning of a thread

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Best case scenario OL 2010-11 (if Oprah stays retired):

RT- President Karzai
RG- Bobby Bowden
C- Malcolm Jamal Warner
LG- Ms. Jane Pittman
LT- The Cable Guy

Posted by: ElYeah | December 2, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Yuck... a relish turnover? No thanks. Make mine apple, or maybe cherry.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 2, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Colston will fight for the ball too and he will win.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17

For those who were too young to see Art Monk, watch Colston. He has a lot in common with Monk. Very physical WR. Big, strong and fights for the ball. Catches it in crowd. Isn't afraid of contact. Makes power moves, not fancy moves. Rarely drops anything he touches. Makes himself a big target for his QB.

Colston is essentially the type of guy this team needed (hoped?) to get when they drafted the WRs last year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

7th Tiger joke of the day: He misunderstood "Just Do It"

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

And a partridge in a pear tree.

Posted by: League-Source | December 2, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Yuck... a relish turnover? No thanks. Make mine apple, or maybe cherry.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 2, 2009 4:28 PM

It's nawlins, nate. Goes with Tabasco, craw daddies, and cheese grits.

Posted by: League-Source | December 2, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I am not bothering with looking up the stat, but when Gregg was here weren't the skins towards the bottom on Takeaways and Sacks and whatnot?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 2, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

watching the game last night, after JC threw his 2nd interception, Moose Johnson, made the statement that you have to put a double move on Assante Samuel early in the game, to get him thinking about not jumping the routes like he was doing....

skins gotta get some of that knowledge...gotta get a football mind in here who is football 24/7/365....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 2, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe you traded FOR Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald, Zeke! In the bestest tradition of RI...'your' an idiot!

Posted by: 4-12

I made that trade. So F me and the horse I rode in on.

Posted by: zcezcest1


In case you missed it 4-12, while posting your top 6 list

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

zeke, I'm misremembering...did I post an "F you and the horse you rode in on" or did I F myself and the horse I rode in on?

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Both of the asante INTs were on JC, which is nothing new for Campbell this year. His regression is a big issue and I really wonder how much Zorn and the coaches have to do with that.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Also, beep beep

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Greg Williams vs. vinny, snyder, and zorn... no contest... and with all due respect There will be blood

Posted by: travmanf | December 2, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

More analogies with Al Davis. When Davis fired Shanhan, Shanahan relished beating Davis on his own turf year after year. No regular rivals of Snyder yet, but Norv Turner has come to DC and beaten the Skins at home (with the Raiders no less) and now it's Gregg William's turn. Sean Payton could be resting his starters at the end of the first quarter.

Posted by: i155133 | December 3, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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