The Saints dominated the Vikings with their rushing attack, but their ability to move the ball through the air will ultimately dictate their fate this season
To say that Christmas went well for the Saints would be an understatement.
Thanks to a 52-33 rout against the Vikings, New Orleans achieved the following objectives:
- They clinched an NFC South title
- They eliminated the rival Vikings from the playoffs
Oh, and Alvin Kamara tied the record for most rushing touchdowns (6) in a game. Outside of that, it was your typical Christmas Day!
On the surface, it would be easy to see the Saints dominate on the ground and believe they can ride their rushing attack to a Super Bowl. However, that isn’t the case.
Rather, it is Drew Brees and the team’s passing attack that will ultimately dictate their fate this season. For New Orleans to win the Super Bowl, they Brees at his best in order to consistently move the ball down the field.
Why is this the case? Why can’t New Orleans run their way to the Super Bowl? Also, is Brees and the offense equipped to answer the bell? Let us take a closer look!