Return of 'Matrix Mode': Alvin Kamara carrying undermanned Saints offense

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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints were trailing 14-7 last Sunday in Detroit, facing a fourth-and-4 from the Lions’ 43-yard line early in the second quarter.

Since the Saints were also facing a potential 1-3 start to the season — and missing six starters due to injuries — coach Sean Payton said they spent the whole week talking about how they planned to be “very aggressive” in such situations. But only if they were confident they had the right play dialed up.

Well, if you’ve been watching the Saints at all this season, you can guess whose number they dialed.

Running back Alvin Kamara, who lined up as a receiver in the slot, cut to the outside and beat cornerback Amani Oruwariye down the right sideline for a 29-yard gain.

Drew 🎯 AK on 4th down!

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The Saints (2-2) have been without the NFL’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year, Michael Thomas, for the past three weeks after he suffered an ankle injury, and he’s been ruled out by the team for Monday night against the Los

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