clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Alvin Kamara, oh my goodness

Saints RB Alvin Kamara has put the team on his shoulders in Week 3.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) breaks past Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos (31) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (35) during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Alvin Kamara is ... something else. We hear players described as “human cheat codes” so much that it is becoming played out. And yet, for at least one play, Kamara was that cheat code. He caught a basic checkdown from Drew Brees and looked like he would lose a couple yards, or at best get back to the line of scrimmage.

Instead, Kamara bobbed, weaved, and made his way 57 yards for a score. He broke a pair of tackles, got behind an impressively speedy offensive lineman, leapt a defender, bounced off another, and cut back for the score. All in a day’s work!

Kamara is having a great effort in Week 3 against the Packers. He has now caught 10 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 58 yards on six carries. If the Saints pull this one out, it will be because of Kamara more than anybody else.