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

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The Saints are looking to bounce back from an embarrassing loss to the now 4-8-1 Eagles with a win against the reigning Super Bowl Champions.

The New Orleans Saints are welcoming the reigning Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs to the Superdome on Sunday. This is the biggest and most anticipated game of the year if you are a Saints fan, but how do the positions stack up against each other?

Quarterback: KC

The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Patrick Mahomes.

He recently just signed one of the most lucrative contracts in all of football. His numbers match that money. Brees will be the starter, and hopefully he is actually 100 percent; then, the Saints at least stand a chance.

Running Back: NO

Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been putting up tremendous numbers for a rookie, but the fact of the matter is he is just nowhere near where Alvin Kamara is right now. Especially if Brees returns, Kamara is one of the best backs in the NFL.

Wide Receiver: NO

With Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs definitely have the best receiver in the bunch this year, but when it comes to the whole corps, I’d probably rather have the duo of Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders over Hill and Mecole Hardman.

Tight End: KC

Travis Kelce is the best tight end in football. There is no one out there playing the position better than he is every week. On the season so far, he is the Cheifs leading receiver with 90 receptions for 1,250 yards and nine touchdowns.

Offensive Line: NO

There is no denying that, when healthy, the Saints have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. However, if they play like they did last week the Chiefs Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher win all day. If they play to their strengths, the Saints are better.

Defensive Line: NO

The Saints defensive lineman are looking better than ever. Trey Hendrickson and Cameron Jordan are two of the top twenty NFL players in sacks. The inside likes to close the run, and they all put pressure on the quarterback and contain them.

Linebackers: NO

With the addition of Kwon Alexander to Demario Davis, the Saints are riding high with two linebackers. The Chiefs, on the other hand, simply don’t have the linebackers to keep up with the Saints two. Davis is a top 10 NFL linebacker.

 Secondary: NO

According to Sam Monson from PFF, “The Saints may have the NFL’s best roster from top to bottom, and that remains true when focussing just on the secondary. Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins are two very solid starters, but the depth extends to Patrick Robinson in the slot and P.J. Williams behind them.”

Special Teams: NO

Wil Lutz, outside of Harrison Butker and Justin Tucker, is the best kicker in football, and Thomas Morestead respectively at punter. Even though Harrison Butker is on the other side this time, Morestead still puts the Saints over the edge.

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But, again, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill are really all one needs to thrive.