The New Orleans Saints are once again dominating the competition in the regular season. They need this to translate in the postseason as well.
Another week. Another win for the New Orleans Saints.
After a 24-9 dismantling of their chief rival Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Saints are now winners of seven straight games and currently are the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture. This type of regular-season success is nothing new for the Saints.
The Saints are the only team in the league to boast at least a six-game winning streak in each of the last four seasons.
The team has been so dominant in the month of October that it has not lost a game in that month since 2016. Super Bowls are not won in October unfortunately, they are won in January and February.
Are the Saints peeking too soon again?
While you never want history to repeat itself it cannot be overlooked the bizarre occurrences in which the Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs the last three seasons.
While I currently am still paying my therapist to cope with the trauma the last three years have brought, the Saints know that opportunities like these to be a contender year in and year don’t always present themselves.
From the ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ to the Superdome Sabotage (my name for the Rams game officiating debacle), to last season’s relatively lifeless performance in the Wild Card round versus the Minnesota Vikings, the Saints must realize the time is now to capitalize in the pursuit of the franchise’s 2nd Super Bowl.
With an aging Hall of Fame quarterback in Brees, who admittedly contemplated retirement last season, to tough financial decisions on upcoming contracts for Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk, Trey Hendrickson, etc., the Saints know that while their window may not be closing, they may not find themselves with a better chance than this.
2020 is looking like the past 3 years for the Saints. Riding the offensive wizardry of Sean Payton’s mind mixed with an opportunistic defense that seems to get better every week has the team flying high. Yes, the New Orleans Saints are on a roll.
They are hoping the train stops in Tampa Bay, Florida in February and they can return back to New Orleans as Super Bowl Champions.