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The top 5 ‘Must Win’ games for the New Orleans Saints in 2017

deanmullen
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: The Minnesota Vikings defense lines up against the New Orleans Saints offense during their game on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Saints defeated the Vikings 42-20. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: The Minnesota Vikings defense lines up against the New Orleans Saints offense during their game on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Saints defeated the Vikings 42-20. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 24: Jared Goff
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 24: Jared Goff /
  • New Coach Sean McVay is the youngest coach in the NFL at 31 years old.
  • Will QB Jared Goff make strides this year?
  • The hiring of defensive genius Wade Phillis is gonna pay dividends.
  • TE Gerald Everett is gonna be a huge target.
  • Free agent left tackle Andrew Whitworth is gonna help the offensive line.

The Los Angeles Rams are #3 on my list. No doubt, the Rams haven’t done much of anything lately. The Rams haven’t made the playoffs since 2004, and they were 8-8. Furthermore, 2003 was the last time the Rams finished above .500 at 12-4.

Be that as it may, The Rams usually matchup well with the Saints. Both teams used to be a part of the old NFC West.  So there is a bit of a rivalry here. Regardless, this game has to be a mark in the win column. There’s still plenty of questions about their first pick QB Jared Goff. On the other hand, they have some nice pieces that will help this team long term. Still, it will take more than a year. This game is the easiest road game of the year by far. If the Saints can’t put up at least 38 points, it would be an underachievement. The Saints should dominate.

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