Derek Carr was booed and then injured again in the Saints’ latest loss.

In the most recent loss for the Saints, Derek Carr was booed and then hurt once more.

(Associated Press) — NEW ORLEANS The boos seemed to be pouring down on Derek Carr until Lions defensive tackle Bruce Irvin slammed down hard on top of the Saints quarterback with a little more than ten minutes left to play in New Orleans’ loss to Detroit by a score of 33-28 on Sunday.

For the third time in his tenth season in the National Football League, and for the first time with the Saints, Carr was forced to leave a game due to upper-body injuries, symptoms of a concussion, or both.
According to Saints left lineman James Hurst, “I can’t imagine the mental battles that he’s going through.” Hurst was alluding to the way in which the fans have treated quarterback Derek Carr as well as the toll that the game has had on the body of the 32-year-old quarterback this season. All of us are aware of the kind of person he is. And as members of the same squad, we really adore him, and we are going to battle for him. Hurst continued by saying, “I hope he will be back as soon as he is able to be.”

According to the Saints, Carr had injuries to both his back and shoulder, with the injury appearing to be to his right shoulder (the one he throws with). Also, he was included in the protocol for concussion protocols.

Carr suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder during Week 3, which caused him to leave a game against Green Bay. There is a lack of clarity regarding the extent to which that initial injury has healed, but Carr has returned from each of his other injuries this season without missing a single game. Each time, the Saints (5-7) were defeated in the following game that he began.

When Carr made his first appearance on the field in New Orleans on Sunday, the atmosphere in the Superdome echoed that of a fanbase that was frustrated, if it had showed up at all.

Derek Carr was booed and then injured again in the Saints’ latest loss.

In a strict sense, all of the season tickets for the Superdome have been purchased. On the basis of the widespread presence of “Honolulu blue” in the stands and the booming chants of “Let’s Go Lions!”, it appeared that a number of locals had sold their tickets on the secondary market to fans of the Detroit Lions.

“The way we’re sitting, like, we look over there, and it was pretty blue,” Hurst stated that he was referring to the lower stands that were located behind the Lions’ bench. The current season is going well for them. This is what takes place.”

As Hurst continued, “the sound of dissatisfied fans was, to tell you the truth, miserable.” “But, you know, in a way, we chose to place ourselves in this situation. We are participating in the game. Negativity was brought to the attention of Saints coach Dennis Allen.

“How is it possible for you to not?” remarked Allen. To make a change is our responsibility. The manner in which our people fought back, got back into the game, and gave themselves a real opportunity was something that I was very proud of. At the beginning of Week 13, the Saints had the fourth-worst red-zone offense in the National Football League. Carr was unable to finish drives with touchdowns during the entire season, and fans did not waste any time in letting him know that they were fed up with his performance. They booed him during the pregame introductions, when he walked the field for the first time, and when he trotted off the field after his first ball was intercepted.

Fans celebrated each time reserve quarterback Taysom Hill entered the game for his typical selection of runs or run-pass option plays. However, they immediately booed when Hill retreated to the sideline and Carr came back into the game. This continued for the majority of the game.

Derek Carr was booed and then injured again in the Saints’ latest loss.

In just seven minutes, the Saints were already behind by a score of 21-0. On the other hand, New Orleans turned out to be flawless in the red zone, scoring touchdowns each of the four times it found itself within the 20-yard line of Detroit. Three of those touchdown drives were led by Carr, while Jameis Winston finished the fourth and final one. Winston’s completion was made possible by a personal foul penalty that was assessed for the hit that knocked Carr out of the game. In the end, it was yet another defeat for the Saints, which marks their sixth loss of the season by a score of eight points or fewer.

Saints’ protection Tyrann Mathieu spent his childhood in New Orleans during the heyday of Drew Brees, which was a period of intense excitement. During this time, the team represented the community’s determination to not only survive, but also prosper, in the aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. He was a senior in high school when the Saints began the 2009 season with a perfect 13-0 record, which led them to the franchise’s only Super Bowl victory. This victory was celebrated with a parade that was as raucous and well-attended as any celebration that took place during Mardi Gras.

“Growing up in this city, it’s no secret that we’re all invested,” Mathieu said when asked about fans voicing their dissatisfaction in the dome. “They have a right to apply pressure, so to speak. But at the end of the day, man, we’re one family, one community and it’s going to take all of us.”

NEW ORLEANS — Derek Carr returned from a recent concussion and upper body injuries to throw touchdown passes to Chris Olave and Jimmy Graham, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the hapless Carolina Panthers 28-6 on Sunday.

Alvin Kamara ran 9 yards for a touchdown as New Orleans (6-7) snapped a three-game skid and pulled into a tie with Atlanta and Tampa Bay for first place in the feeble NFC South.

Carolina (1-12) helped New Orleans with a couple of poorly executed plays on special teams. The Panthers have lost six straight for the second time this season.

Derek Carr was booed and then injured again in the Saints’ latest loss.

Johnny Hekker’s punt attempt in the second quarter was smothered by Saints linebacker Nephi Sewell. D’Marco Jackson scooped what was officially ruled a fumble and returned it 8 yards for a touchdown that gave New Orleans a 14-3 lead.

While the Saints won for the first time since Nov. 5, frustrated fans in the Superdome didn’t hesitate to boo New Orleans’ offense when it stalled inside the 10 and Blake Gruppe missed a 29-yard field goal try.

They did so again when Carr was intercepted late in the first half by defensive end Derrick Brown, who batted a pass over the middle off of guard Cesar Ruiz’s helmet and caught it on the rebound near midfield.

Playing one week after leaving a game with a concussion, as well as rib and shoulder injuries, Carr had just 37 yards passing through three-plus quarters. He finished 18 for 26 for 119 yards.

Carr’s first pass of 10 yards or more came in the fourth quarter when he opened a decisive series with a 43-yard pass to rookie A.T. Perry, who made a diving catch at the Carolina 20. Carr then found Jimmy Graham for 12 yards on third-and-9 to set up his 7-yard scoring pass to Olave, who hadn’t practiced all week because of an illness.

Carr added a 4-yard pass to Graham — the veteran tight end’s third TD this season — late in the game after the Panthers had turned the ball over on downs in their own territory.

The Panthers didn’t help their own cause much, stalling twice inside the Saints 20 in the second half and making just one of two field goals on those possessions. They also went 1 of 7 on fourth down.

Derek Carr was booed and then injured again in the Saints’ latest loss.

Rookie Bryce Young’s season-long struggles continued. The first overall draft choice finished 13 of 36 for 137 yards and lost a fumble in the first half. He was sacked four times.

ach Wilson threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes in his return from a two-game benching as New York beat Houston to stop a five-game skid.

The Jets shut down the Texans’ C.J. Stroud before the star rookie quarterback left late with a concussion. Wilson was 27 of 36 for 301 yards — his third career game of 300 or more yards — in easily his best performance of the season. Breece Hall and Randall Cobb caught touchdown passes and Xavier Gipson ran for a score for the Jets (5-8), who reached 30 points for just the second time this season. Stroud left with 6:30 remaining after a hit by Quinnen Williams. Davis Mills replaced him. Stroud, who came in leading the NFL in yards passing, was 10 of 23 for a season-low 91 yards. The Texans (7-6) finished with 135 total yards and went 1 for 12 on third down.

Justin Fields threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Chicago beat NFC North-leading Detroit. Receiver DJ Moore had his first career rushing touchdown and caught a scoring pass to help the Bears (5-8) win for the third time in four games. The Bears scored 15 points in a span of about seven minutes to break open a game that was tied at 13-all late in the third quarter. They got the payback they were seeking after giving up 17 points over the final 2:59 in a loss at Detroit three weeks earlier.

Detroit’s Jared Goff threw two interceptions, lost a fumbled snap and was sacked four times. The Lions (9-4) have lost two of three. Fields completed 19 of 33 passes for 223 yards. He also ran for 58 yards, giving him 2,021 in his career.

 

 

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