4 reasons the New Orleans Saints can get hot in the playoffs

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The Special Teams has been automatic (hopefully the mini slump is over)

The average range of a field goal in the NFL is between 35-40 yards. Do you want to know the good thing about that? Wil Lutz is a perfect 10-for-10 from between the 30-40 yard lines.

Thomas Morestead has punted 62 times in 16 games for a total of 2,674 yards. His punt yard average is 43.1 yards per punt. Out of those 62, he has pinned the opposing team inside of the 20-yard line 23 times and caused 29 fair catches.

On top of that, opposing punt returns only average 2.3 yards per punt return. That is excellent coverage on behalf of the Saints’ special teams coverage guys. The return specialist, Deonte Harris, hasn’t been that bad either.

He is currently averaging 23.7 yards per return on kickoffs and 12.2 yards per punt return. The net yards for punt return yards and yards given up is +10. The Saints’ special teams have been a big reason that they have been in and won a lot of games.

It should help them jumpstart a hot streak here in the playoffs.