3 things the Saints need to fix coming out of the bye week

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Turnover ratio

The Saints current turnover ratio is one.

That means that every time the Saints defense gets a turnover, the offense also gives up a turnover. This one needs to be fixed on both sides of the ball just like penalties and third-down conversions.

The offense needs to stop giving the ball up so frequently. The black and gold’s defense are averaging bottom ten in takeaways per game. The offense is averaging a little less at 0.9 giveaways per contest played thus far.

For the Saints to be a truly good team, both of these are going to have to be fixed. They need to continue to take care of the ball; and at the same time, the defense needs to figure out how to cause more turnovers per game.

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The New Orleans Saints are going to have to fix some things coming out of their bye. Losing two of their first five games with as hard of a schedule as the Saints have can’t happen. Now, they are going to fight an uphill battle for the rest of the season.