4 keys to success for the New Orleans Saints in 2020

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 28: Marcus Davenport #92 of the New Orleans Saints hands a turkey leg to fans following the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. New Orleans Saints won against Atlanta Falcons 23-18. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 28: Marcus Davenport #92 of the New Orleans Saints hands a turkey leg to fans following the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. New Orleans Saints won against Atlanta Falcons 23-18. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Drew Brees (the entire teams as well) health

Future Hall of Famer quarterback Drew Brees missed five games in 2019. Thankfully, behind Teddy Bridgewater, the Saints were able to win all five as fans held their breath for what could’ve been a rocky ride to start the season.

Players like Marcus Davenport and Eli Apple played crucial roles for the team throughout the season than couldn’t perform in the team’s Wild Card loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The health of the team, more specifically the defense, hampered the Saints all throughout the season.

Alex Anzalone’s injury also impacted the team greatly. While Brees going down made all the headlines, injuries crushed this team in 2019, especially late in the season. The health of the team will be a major factor in their success this coming season.

Entering the season at 41, Brees should be thankful he’ll have one of the best offensive lines in the league in front of him. They may be able to keep him upright, but it’ll about far more than just Brees as the team looks to dominate.

That said, health will be a huge factor for the Saints in 2020.

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