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New Orleans Saints 2017-18′ season preview with game by game predictions

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Every year I do a breakdown of the Saints season game by game. This is my third annual game by game predictions.

Last year the prediction was 6-10. Here was my full predictions game by game nearly a year ago. To say that the Saints overachieved is a reach at best. The 7-9 finish was another disappointing year. ESPN’s Mike Triplett had the Saints finishing 8-8. That was very close as well. Surely, it has to be unsettling to predict another losing season. To be honest, my hope that my 6-10 was going to be way off. But instead, the season unfolded just about what I thought.

Additionally, there was Clint Domingue from 103.7 FM in Acadiana that picked the Saints finishing strong with a 10-6 record and a Wild Card berth. Unfortunately, that was way off. Although the Saints could have been 10-6 or 11-5, with a few bounces, they found a way to blow games late. Bad teams do that.

Most of the predictions last year ran from about 7-9 to 9-7 for the most part. Nothing out there really gave much hope for Who Dat Nation for 2016. However, this is a new year. The NFL Draft went exceptionally well in my opinion. The Saints acquired a Hall of Fame running back in Adrian Peterson. Moreover, the defense added some key components.

That being said, the reality of the defense getting better overnight is a dream. There is talent there, but the lack of experience will hamper the New Orleans Saints all year. Still, there are plenty of bright spots to be excited about. Can the Saints somehow overcome this by year’s end? Opening week starts now…

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