The Saints miraculously stayed inside of the Top 5 on CBS Sports NFL Power Rankings even with the loss to the now 4-8-1 Philadelphia Eagles.
The New Orleans Saints drew the first start of Jalen Hurts career and from the looking of this game, he will have a long successful career. The black and gold dropped their win streak at nine with this loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The New Orleans’ defense was nowhere to be found in the first half; in fact, their offense was nowhere to be found either. It was all Philadelphia in the first half taking the lead 17-0 into halftime on the back of two touchdowns and a field goal.
The second half was more Saints, but not enough to overcome the 3-8-1 Eagles. Taysom Hill came out throwing better with two touchdowns on the first two drives of the second half and Kamara looked to be mounting a comeback as well.
After a couple of turnovers, the Saints lost grips on their comeback.
Eventually, they fell 24-21 to a far weaker team. The team as a whole just didn’t play the football we are used to seeing them play and because of that, they lost their spot in the Top 3 of the NFL’s Power Rankings going into Week 15.
The Saints dropped from No. 3 to No. 5 according to Pete Prisco and CBS Sports. “That was a bad showing at Philadelphia. Taysom Hill did some good things in his starts, but they need Drew Brees back. Now.” That is a very accurate observation.
The rest of the top five is rounded out in order by the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers. They also lost their No. 1 spot in the NFC with the loss last Sunday as well.
New Orleans now turns their attention to the most anticipated game of the year battling it out on Sunday with the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Hopefully, it will be a showing of Drew Brees against Patrick Mahomes. The past against the present and future.