The New Orleans Saints have one of the best teams in the NFC South, but are they destined to be the best in the entire NFL in 2020?
After a stellar offseason, the New Orleans Saints will enter the season as the easy favorite to take their fourth straight NFC South title. While they will finally have opposition in the form of Tom Brady‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Saints should still be the top dog.
With an easy route to the playoffs, the Saints should, if they somehow don’t win the division, be granted a Wild Card spot.
Many are predicting that the Saints win at least ten. It’s very possible they win 13 games. USA Today’s Nate Davis has them pegged for 12. The team does, however, have one of the more difficult schedules in the league so not quite reaching that mark is understandable.
Whatever it takes to get that coveted first-round bye is what New Orleans must do. That said, according to Davis, the Saints, who eventually win the 2021 Super Bowl, end up tied for the best record in the conference.
Here’s how he envisions the season playing out for both divisions with the Super Bowl matchup and winner also shown.
What did the Saints do this offseason to deserve such a prediction? Well, they solved a few of their biggest problems from a season ago, mainly their wide receiver issues. Last season’s team had little options at receiver aside from Michael Thomas.
However, they’re certainly not going to be favored over Baltimore or Kansas City as the season kicks off. While they may be the best team in the NFC, their AFC counterpart would be just as formidable if they make it to the sport’s brightest stage.
After three straight discouraging playoff runs, this could finally be the team’s season given their vast improvements.