Looking ahead at the 2020 season for the New Orleans Saints, week 15 is going to be the biggest fight and the most telling game for the Saints.
The “new look” New Orleans Saints are headed into the 2020 season with a chip on their shoulder from the last game they played last season. Losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs should still be on the player’s minds to gear them for this season.
Last year, the team was a Super Bowl favorite. After a very disappointing postseason, the front office made changes. They decided it was time to let some players go and bring in some new explosive talent for next year.
Among the most notable is wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who last year caught seven receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown when the New Orleans Saints lost to the San Francisco 49ers 46-48 in an offensive shootout.
This season is gearing up to be different. The New Orleans Saints are going into this season again ranked inside the top five on almost every NFL power rankings available. They are also again the top five favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl.
In what could be Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees’ last season, the Saints have made all the right moves to try to get him one more ring before he retires, which could realistically be at the end of this upcoming season.
When the schedules were released earlier on in the year, Saints’ fans were on the edge of their seats in hopes of an easy schedule. That did not pan out. In fact, the Saints were tasked with one of the hardest schedules in the league this year.
According to NFL.com’s most recent power rankings and out of 16 games this season, the New Orleans Saints are playing six games against top ten teams. They are playing five games against teams ranked 11-20, and that leaves five games against teams ranked below 20.
However, the biggest and most telling game of the year is certainly going to come against one of the teams ranked in the top ten. That team is the Kansas City Chiefs. They are not only the reigning Super Bowl champions, but they are also ranked No. 1 in almost every power rankings.
If the New Orleans Saints can go out and beat the Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15, then they are most likely gearing up to win Brees another Super Bowl. There will be a lot of tests this year, but the Chiefs will be the biggest.