Saints vs. Falcons: Who has the edge at each position?

The winning streak is alive and at seven straight. The Saints are bringing a 7-2 record into their game with the 3-6 Atlanta Falcons.

The New Orleans Saints are looking to continue their winning streak which is currently at seven. They are going in 7-2 and are looking to come out on fire. Week 11 could bring the team to an 8-2 record and continue to tie the knot on the NFC South and the NFC as a whole.

Quarterback: ATL

With Drew Brees being sidelined for the foreseeable future, Jameis Winston is going to be the starting quarterback. In a matchup of Winston vs. Matt Ryan, Ryan has the stats, experience, and supporting cast to be better.

Running Back: NO

If this was 2018, then it would be a debate. However, Alvin Kamara has proven that there is no running back on his level right now. Todd Gurley, on the other side, is trying to resurrect a dead career to no avail.

Wide Receiver: ATL

With Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones healthy, the Falcons have the advantage. With the Saints having a backup quarterback and Thomas not even being back to full strength, it looks like the Falcons have the better core working with it.

Tight End: NO

Jared Cook has had two of the best seasons of his career with the Saints over the last couple of years. Hayden Hurst, the Falcons’ first-year tight end, has not been playing as he did in Baltimore. Even with a backup quarterback, I think Cook will be better.

Offensive Line: NO 

There is no denying that, when healthy, the Saints have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. With Ruiz healthy, I am taking the Saints without even considering it. They have continually been opening up the run for Kamara and Murray.

Defensive Line: NO

The Saints’ defensive line has been stellar as of late. They have given up the least rushing yards per game on average since the beginning of the season. The Atlanta Falcons on the other hand just have nothing going for them this year.

Linebackers: NO

With the addition of Kwon Alexander, the Saints’ linebacking corps has immensely improved. Between Davis and Alexander now, the two of them should be able to compete with just about any corps in the NFL.

Cornerback: NO

The duo of Janoris Jenkins and Marshon Lattimore, if they are healthy, still might be the best that the team has ever had despite down weeks. Lattimore is continuing to get better, and Jenkins is continuing to thrive in the system.

Safety: NO

According to Sam Monson of PFF, “At safety, Marcus Williams had the best PFF overall grade of any member of the secondary a season ago (86.5). He also earned the best coverage grade (89.2). Next to him will be Malcolm Jenkins, versatile safety who can move around the secondary and answer some of the matchup problems that NFL offenses can cause now.”

Special Teams: NO

Wil Lutz, outside of Harrison Butker and Justin Tucker, is the best kicker in football, and Thomas Morestead respectively at punter. There are not many special team units that can compare to how good the Saints are — especially not the Lions.