4 things the Saints do better than just about anyone else in the NFL

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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Stop opponent’s running backs

The Saints have an elite defensive front led by Cam Jordan, a Pro Bowler that recorded 15.5 sacks last season. Jordan has continued to improve his performance despite aging into his early 30s.

Jordan up front controlling the line and Demario Davis patrolling the middle of the field has proven to be an elite combination for the Saints. Their ability to control the opponent’s run game doesn’t always lead to high-level success, but it has won them several games.

That said, the Saints have a streak going on, one that’s been going on for almost three years.

Despite winning, Cook ended the game with just 94 yards on the ground. As a team, the Vikings totaled 136. However, the fact of the matter is that the Saints don’t let running backs, despite how elite they are, beat them.

I wouldn’t expect that to change in 2020. Also, one must note defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and what he’s done to fix any rush-stopping issues they had. Without his expertise, this streak may not be still active.

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The Saints are one of the best organizations in the NFC, and if they continue to do these things at a high level, they’ll continue to be great even when Drew Brees retires.

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