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Saints ESPN’s Top Rated NFC South Team, But Why Are Eagles One Better?

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Getting back to the Saints they will be a better team this year then they where in 2010, and yes even better then the 2009 roster that delivered a Superbowl championship.

Led by Drew Brees the Saints have one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL. Their receiving corps is also one of the NFL’s deepest and most productive.

The offense and the passing game will only be better with a re-tooled group of running backs as deep as the team has ever had in it’s history.

Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, and Chris Ivory form a super potent mix that should be ultra productive on the ground this season.

Then there is the improvement on the defensive side of the ball, starting with defensive line.

Shaun Rogers was added, as was Aubrayo Franklin, and both are considered to be top defensive tackles that excel at stopping the run.

They will be paired with superstar Sedrick Ellis to seriously beef up the middle.

Keep in mind the Saints have Will Smith, Alex Brown, and top draft selection Cameron Jordan to flank the ends, as well as top backups that can deliver starting caliber play if called upon.

Linebackers Martez Wilson, Johnathan Casillas, Will Herring, Danny Clark, and Scot Shanle are all competing to become the starters on either side of Jonathan Vilma.

The unit we see hit the field in 2011 should be faster and more athletic, only improving the defenses overall play.

What you have is a loaded roster that is riddled with talent at every position. Paired with a head coach and defensive coordinator that now exactly how to utilize this talent, and you have one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL.

I won’t go so far as calling them the next Superbowl champion, much like others have done with the Eagles, but I would be shocked if they don’t win the division and get deep into the play-offs. They are just too good to ignore.

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