NFL.com ranks the New Orleans Saints a top-five offense
As more NFL.com rankings surface, the New Orleans Saints continue to be routinely placed within the top ten despite the topic at hand.
The most recent set of rankings that came out was regarding the league’s top offenses. While that’s a tricky question to discuss, the New Orleans Saints must, at the very least, be mentioned. There’s even a case that they should be the league’s top offense.
That said, it was NFL.com columnist Adam Schein who ranked his top offenses. While the New Orleans Saints didn’t break into the top three, they were noted as a top-five offense. Schein’s rankings were only for the NFL’s top-nine offensive units.
He surprisingly awarded the Falcons the top spot. They were respectively followed by the Chiefs, Rams, Chargers and then our very own Saints.
When discussing the Saints dynamic offensive engine, Schein kicked it off by discussing the team’s well-known duo, Michael Thomas and Drew Brees.
"I’d argue that Drew Brees and Michael Thomas comprise the top quarterback-receiver combo in the game today. Thomas rightfully got PAID last month, as the Ohio State product’s been a pass-catching machine since he stepped on the NFL gridiron in 2016."
No article would’ve been complete without mentioning Alvin Kamara and the addition of tight end Jared Cook, who both drew high praise from Schein. Overall, Schein also noted the importance of the team’s first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Erik McCoy.
"The offensive line’s rock solid, especially if second-round pick Erik McCoy can shore up the pivot."
Depth may be the team’s only issue. While they’re in the process of training several up-and-coming receivers, as it currently stands, Thomas seems to be the only consistent threat. However, the opportunity is there for Tre’Quan Smith and Keith Kirkwood.
Although they were outside the top five in yards per game, the Saints were top three in points per game last season.
One of the more efficient teams, New Orleans headed into Week 17 with a 13-2 record. They were eventually awarded the top seed in the NFC, eventually losing the LA Rams in what seemed to be the game that changed the NFL’s stance on challenging penalties.
Let’s hope in 2019 they can repeat that success behind the same offensive trio that annihilated opponents last season.