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3 New Orleans Saints that should’ve been better in 2020

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 03: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #17 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball for yardage during the second quarter of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 03: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #17 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball for yardage during the second quarter of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Saints had a solid 2020 season, finishing with a 12-4 record, but they didn’t get as far as they wanted to in the playoffs.

Barely missing the first-round bye in the NFC, the New Orleans Saints immediately make the Chicago Bears feel their wrath for not beating the Green Bay Packers in the final week of the season.

The Saints ended with a 12-4 record. They had two two-game losing streaks define their season, and they had their typical loss that really put a gloom on their otherwise dominant season. Instead of it being Atlanta, it was Philadelphia.

But, all that mattered to the Saints was the postseason.

They downed the Bears, and they did that behind a strong defensive performance that limited them to just three actual points (Chicago scored a touchdown with time expiring to end with nine points).

For the third time this season, the Saints lined up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They lost 30-20, and it was a brutal end to their season, one that will be followed up with an equally entertaining offseason.

That said, let’s dive in to three players that the Saints really needed to be better than they were in 2020.

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