The New Orleans Saints got out to a horrible start in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. The offense was anemic in the first half. Quarterback Jameis Winston looked a bit rattled behind a struggling offensive line.

Then, the fourth quarter began.

Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. started pushing the ball downfield more, and the offensive line gave Winston more time. The improved talent at wide receiver started to shine. Most importantly, the Saints’ coaching staff put their trust in Jameis Winston.

The QB delivered.

Winston played a nearly perfect fourth quarter. After struggling for most of regulation, the entire offense kicked it into high gear to get back into the game.

The Falcons defense continued to get gouged over and over throughout the fourth. Michael Thomas had two receiving touchdowns against A.J. Terrell, the Falcons’ best defensive player.

On their final drive, Winston connected with WR Jarvis Landry on a deep throw to put the Saints in prime position for a field goal attempt. Kicker Wil Lutz nailed it to complete the 16-point fourth quarter comeback.

With just over fourteen minutes left in the game, the win probability for the Falcons sat at 97.1%. The Saints overcame that statistic on the back of Winston.

He took care of the ball throughout the game. The Saints QB made multiple big-time throws down the field. The consistency was clear. The offensive line also has to hold up like they did in the latter parts of the game today. Their shakiness early on threw their entire offense off of schedule.

Going forward, the Saints have to show more confidence early in the game in Winston.

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