Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has been on an absolute tear in his last two games rushing for 333 yards and accumulating a 6.4 yards per carry average. The Saints have done extremely well to go 4-1 in Drew Brees' absence, but they won't be playing at home, and they'll be going up against the phenomenon that is Minshew Mania. One is how Minshew will adjust now that defensive coordinators have the beginnings of a blueprint to defend him.
Minshew has posted a 2-2 record in games he was started in place of the injured Nick Foles.
But that's a better reason for the Saints to not risk any complications if the ankle is even questionable.
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This injury is something that appears to have popped up in practice on Wednesday or Thursday. The Jaguars were solid against the run through three quarters, held the Saints to 13 points - and the defense was particularly impressive when it held the Saints to three points despite seemingly the entire first quarter being played in the Jaguars' half of the field. While Saint fans have always stayed optimistic, most of the analysts around the league figured that this would be this season very hard for New Orleans, some even wrote the team off entirely. When the Jaguars were 2-2 and coming off back-to-back victories, I wrote and said the Jaguars had a real chance to lose their next two games - and that if they did lose, it wouldn't make them a bad team. The drawback? Minshew lost three fumbles in the game and he's fumbled seven times this season.
In his first season in New Orleans, Cook has been targeted 24 times and has seen those targets become more consistent in the past few weeks. The Saints (4-1) have won three consecutive games with Bridgewater as the starting quarterback. They'll have to buckle down against the Jaguars, who have a young quarterback who can sling it.