New Orleans Saints have NFL’s top offense again, and here’s why

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Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talks with head coach Sean Payton during the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Giants 52-49. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Once again, the New Orleans Saints find themselves at the top of the charts in the offensive category.  Yet, thanks to a 31st ranked defense, the Black and Gold are struggling to keep playoff hopes alive in 2015.

The Saints’ three-game winning streak, highlighted by a high-octane offense led by quarterback Drew Brees, came to an end Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.  The Titans’ subpar offense looked like the greatest show on turf Sunday, again, thanks to New Orleans’ banged up and misguided defense.

But today, we’re here to talk only about the No. 1 overall offense in the NFL through nine weeks, and how a unit with a “declining” quarterback, no Jimmy Graham, and inconsistent blocking on the line are where they are at the Week 10 point in the season.

We give you five reasons why the New Orleans Saints’ offense has been flourishing in 2015 before they attempt to continue their success and reclaim an even .500 record against the Washington Redskins this approaching Sunday in our nation’s capital.

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