5 reasons the Saints will make the playoffs

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Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

There are more than just 5 reasons the New Orleans Saints will make the NFL Playoffs, but these 5 are more notable than the rest.

Optimism for the New Orleans Saints has stayed in the Crescent City since 2006. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the city began to pick itself up faster than anyone expected.

The same speaks for the football team, as the front office and owner, Tom Benson, cleaned house that season.

The Saints hired Sean Payton from the Cowboys to be the head coach, signed free-agent quarterback Drew Brees from San Diego and drafted Heisman-winning running back Reggie Bush out of USC.

Those three moves injected hope back into New Orleans and it all came to fruition with a Super Bowl victory to conclude the 2009 season.

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However, since then, New Orleans only three playoff victories on their resume in the last eight years. None have come since 2012. Combine that with the constantly-stale defense, an aging Brees and four seasons ending in 7-9 records in the past five years.

You now have the (very crude) state of the Saints football team. That’s not to say all optimism is dead, but it surely needs a kick start.

That’s where this piece comes to the rescue. There are more than just five reasons the Saints could make the playoffs, as the team is more well-rounded than it has been in years.

After three straight seasons of finishing 7-9 and not making the playoffs, 2017 will be the year the Saints return to January football. Here are the five main reasons why that will happen.

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