The New Orleans Saints were a favorite to make a deep playoff run this year. A rocky start has them at .500, a little off pace. That said, let’s take a look at the first quarter of the year.
Predicting how a team will do in the NFL is difficult. This season had more obstacles with the novel coronavirus looming over the season. It’s been a tough for few games for the Saints, more so because of injury than Covid-19.
The expectation was that teams that had been good before would still be good this year, barring injuries.
With no offseason training activities and facilities closed to teams, there wouldn’t be much to help poor teams get decidedly better. As well, teams that were good and didn’t lose players would still be good.
So the struggles of the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of this season were a bit perplexing. As one of the league’s best teams over the last three seasons, the Saints were expected to be difficult to beat.
Turns out they’ve spent a lot of time beating themselves.