The New Orleans Saints have lost two straight games and will welcome the Minnesota Vikings in what feels like a must-win game for the black and gold.
After suffering their second straight loss to the hand of the reigning champs, the New Orleans Saints have officially had one strange season. They started 1-2, won nine straight games, and have now lost two straight.
Are they good? Are they the best in the NFC? Are they still the team that loses in the first round and drops game to the Raiders and Eagles? It’ll be the postseason that is the tell-all for this team, but they’ve shown many different faces this season.
They have two more games remaining, and they need to make sure they start to regain their confidence before it’s too late. It’s not that this team can’t enter the postseason with six losses, but they’ll want to be riding high.
At the tail end of that win streak, the Saints took over the No. 1 seed in the NFC. It’s important that they get that spot, and they fumbled that opportunity. Now, they’ll need to win at least once in order to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at bay.
Any win will confirm the Saints as division champs.
They’ll at least then have a top-three seed locked in if they win Sunday as well. Again, it’s not so much about the seeding or who they play. The Saints have proven that they can demolish just about any team as they absolutely obliterated the scorching-hot Bucs.
Their defense can handle their own and give this team a chance to win, but they must believe in themselves.
There’s been so much change — whether it be at quarterback or wide receiver. Now, they’ll host the Minnesota Vikings in just a few short days. They could take them on in the first round of the postseason for the second time in three years.
The Vikings, shocking the world, defeated the Saints both times. They must prove it to themselves that they’re better than Minnesota, and giving a quick preview of a potential first-round matchup may do just that.
Gain the confidence you need to come back from the current tw-game losing streak, move on to the season finale — that’s what must happen for the Saints on Sunday.