New Orleans Saints: Ranking the team’s top-three threats to their NFC throne

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LA Rams

The clear top threat to the throne is the LA Rams. The team that defeated New Orleans in that highly controversial NFC Championship game will again be one of the most feared teams in the conference.

While they did lose Jared Goff’s quarterback coach to Cincinnati, the team captained by 33-year-old Sean McVay should be just as feared this upcoming season. Like the Bears and Cowboys, they’ll be returning most of the roster that got them the NFC’s No. 2 seed in 2018.

The Rams finished with a top-three offense and a top-fifteen defense last season. With the signing of former six-time Pro Bowler Clay Matthews, the Rams defense should be among the conference’s best.

If Goff can take another step in his development, the team possessing one of the best running backs, a top-five trio of receivers, and a stellar offensive line could easily compete with Kansas City for the league’s best offense.

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The only team truly competing with New Orleans at the top of major media outlet’s power rankings, the Rams-Saints rematch in the NFC Championship could be a very realistic possibility.