Dunbar & Mitchell Producing For Saints Defense
Linebackers Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Marvin Mitchell have both helped shore up the New Orleans Saints defense, this year. Les East, of 2theadvocate.com, has the story, below.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar of the New Orleans Saints poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As the New Orleans Saints defense faced perhaps its biggest challenge of the season, two of its least-heralded players helped key an outstanding effort.
Linebackers Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Marvin Mitchell helped shore up a run defense that was battered by Baltimore a week earlier and shut down an Atlanta running game that had battered it early in the season.
The result was a 17-14 win against the Falcons on Monday, which sent the Saints back into the playoffs and put the defense back on track heading into the regular-season finale against Tampa Bay on Sunday in the Superdome.