4 New Orleans Saints that have proven to be expendable following Week 13

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The New Orleans Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons for the second straight time this past Sunday and were the first team to clinch a playoff berth.

Last Sunday made it nine straight for the New Orleans Saints. With the league’s longest win streak this season set at 11 after the Steelers’ loss to the Washing Football Team, the Saints will have a chance to made yet another record theirs.

The Saints have been dominant these last few weeks. It has started on the defense side of the ball though. They’ve allowed the Falcons to score just 25 points in both meetings combined.

The game that split the two team’s meetings was against the Broncos, a game the defense allowed just three. Even the week before the first meeting with Atlanta, the Saints held San Francisco to 13.

It’s not just one position group, but the entire unit that is thriving. That said, this team continues to impress after some had already written them off following a tough 1-2 start and an ugly loss in Las Vegas to the Raiders.

While they do have several strengths, the Saints also have some personnel that haven’t quite lived up to expectations. With that, let’s dive into four players that have proven to be expendable following the team’s 12th game of the season.