Saints-Panthers: Drew Brees Says Ladell Betts Was MVP in New Orleans Win

October 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Drew Brees had a front row seat in 2006 when former Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts ran circles around a New Orleans Saints team headed to the NFC Championship Game.
After injuries to most of the Saints' offensive backfield, Betts is wearing black and gold these days and is the latest weapon at Brees' disposal.
Betts combined with Chris Ivory to gain 114 rushing yards and help the Saints establish a much-needed running game—something that had been missing in the team's first three games.
The Saints' consistent ground game helped improve New Orleans' woeful early-season third down conversion rate.
While Betts is a few years older and coming off major new surgery, he looked none the worse for wear, as he ran physical in gaining 47 yards on 13 carries and added 23 yards on four receptions. Betts had two key runs on a drive that led to what proved to be John Carney's game-winning 25-yard field goal.
Brees offered high praise, saying, "...

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