The New Orleans Saints’ win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night proved that they are, in fact, the best team inside of the NFC South.
The New Orleans Saints have once again proved that they run their division. On Sunday, the Saints played the final divisional opponent for the first time this season, and it was not pretty. In fact, New Orleans has swept the division so far.
Let’s take a look inside their NFC South dominance team by team ending with their most recent victory.
Against the Carolina Panthers
Coming out of their bye week in Week 6, they immediately played a divisional opponent. Luckily for them, it was inside the dome. However, the Panthers almost got the betterment of the Saints with a narrow victory 27-24.
It was also as close as it seems. Going into the fourth quarter, it was tied 24-24 before a game-winning Wil Lutz field goal. Even still, New Orleans proved that they are the superior team to the Panthers. They do have to play them one more time, but it shouldn’t be a problem.
Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The dominance against Tampa Bay has been evident. They were the Saints’ first game of the season and they came away with a 34-23 win. We thought it might have just been a fluke with their new team, and it was the first game of the season — it wasn’t.
The black and gold once again proved their superiority in Week 9 with a dominating 38-3 win in Tampa Bay. The team thought to give the Saints the most trouble in the division went down twice in the first half of the season.
Against the Atlanta Falcons
The most recent game New Orleans played in the division was last week when they beat the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons were the last team the Saints saw in the division. They won their first meeting handily, even without Drew Brees.
Dominance in the NFC South … again
For the second year in a row, New Orleans has dominated the NFC South. They have a legit shot at going undefeated in the division with only one game to play against the Panthers and Falcons — once again proving dominance.