Saints overtime win over Chicago is team’s four-straight one-score victory
The New Orleans Saints haven’t been dominant, but they have managed to pull out win after win, now taking down four straight opponents by one score.
After an unimpressive 1-2 start to the season, the New Orleans Saints have rebounded with four straight wins.
To say those wins have come easy for them would be far from the truth. The Saints have worked for their last four wins, trailing in every single game they’ve played this season. They kicked off this win streak with wins over the Lions and Chargers.
In both games, the Saints were trailing by double figures at one point. They trailed against both Carolina, a game they ended winning by three, and Chicago, a game that was sent to overtime after the Saints were leading for the bulk of the second half.
What’s even more impressive is that this team has won all four of these games without Michael Thomas. Much last they did last season when Drew Brees was out, the Saints have found a way to win without a crucial part of their roster.
Thomas should be set to return next week as the team travels to Tampa Bay for their second matchup with the Bucs. That will be another real test for New Orleans as their last four games have come mainly to subpar teams.
While they’ve won four straight, it’s easy to see this team has some issues they must sort out. One is with the start.
The Saints have a more-talented roster than most other teams in the league, and the lag we’ve seen out of the gate is not acceptable. They’ve been aggressive and won the games in the second half, but they’ve trailed in the first half in all of these four wins.
Getting out to a hotter start is something they must be better at if they want to down more competitive teams in the NFC. But, for now, we rest assured that the Saints are coming out on top, even if the wins aren’t the prettiest.
That said, the rundown of their last four wins goes — Detroit by six, Los Angeles by three, Carolina by three, and Chicago by three.