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New Orleans Saints 2014 Season Preview and Predictions

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Aug 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Bold & Insane (But Not Impossible) Predictions

Bold: The New Orleans Saints finish as a Top 3 Offense.

Insane: The New Orleans Saints finish as a Top 3 Defense.

Bold: The Saints win the NFC South.

Insane: The Saints sweep the NFC South, something that no other team has done in the history of the NFC South (2002).

Bold: The Saints will field over a 100 yard/game rushing attack.

Insane: Mark Ingram will become the first 1,000 yard rusher since Deuce McAllister in 2006.

Bold: The Saints’ defense will finish the season with another Top 5 finish in the sack department.

Insane: The Saints’ defense will lead the league in sacks.

Bold: Drew Brees will throw for 5,000 yards again.

Insane: Drew Brees will beat Peyton Manning as the league’s leading passer in 2014.

Bold: The Saints go 12-4 this season, and earn a first-round bye.

Insane: The Saints go 14-2 this season, and earn home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Bold: The Saints finish with two 1,000 yard receivers this season (Graham & Colston).

Insane: The Saints finish with three 1,000 yard receivers this season (add Brandin Cooks).

Bold: The Saints end their drought of zero special teams touchdowns since Darren Sproles did so in the 2011 season opener.

Insane: The Saints get three special teams touchdowns this season to lead the NFL.

Bold: Drew Brees is only sacked 25 times this season.

Insane: Drew Brees fields a career low in sacks (the magic number is 13 from 2008).

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