Wk 6 – Gm 79: Cleveland at New Orleans

Game 79 Cle at NO

Game 79 Cle at NO

Interesting back drop to this game regarding the Saints kicking.

Rich Szaro, the Saints left footed kicker, was injured on the opening kickoff. So when the Saints scored their first touchdown, fullback Tony Galbreath was called on to kick the extra point, which he missed badly. For kickoffs, New Orleans turned to cornerback Eric Felton for the rest of the game (I carded him as a KOB). After the Galbreath extra point debacle, Szaro came back to kick, this time using his right foot, he managed to boot an extra point and a 20-yard field goal. Szaro was put on season ending IR after the game.

In the replay, Szaro got one kickoff, Felton kicked off 3 times. Galbreath missed the extra point after the Saints first touchdown. Szaro came on to kick 2 of 4 FGA’s but I limited him to attempts from 42 or less.

MZ