Saints made huge strides in curing red zone woes in win

The Red Zone may no longer be the Dead Zone for the New Orleans Saints.
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

It appears the New Orleans Saints are making progress on solving one of the biggest problems surrounding their offense, which could mean the Saints are coming.

Pardon the headline, but after that game we had to fire up Green Day and U2's performance on YouTube of "The Saints are Coming" from 2006. It is fitting though, because don't look now, but the New Orleans Saints are getting in the end zone from the red zone. If that holds up, then yes, the Saints are in fact coming.

While yes, their opponent was the lowly Chicago Bears, this is still the NFL, and working to solve a problem is much easier said than done. All three of the Saints touchdowns came from the red zone, and that should be applauded.

It should also be noted that the offensive line of the Saints, the recipients of much scorn from fans this year (and rightfully so) did not give up a single sack on Sunday, which absolutely contributed to the success. The offensive line is coming along and rounding into form, and that is more than an uplifting sign for this team, especially with Derek Carr looking more comfortable, along with Taysom Hill and Alvin Kamara doing their things.

As a result of this week's slate of games, the Saints now sit at 5-4. For those keeping score at home, that is in fact good enough for sole possession of first place in the NFC South. The goal of hosting a playoff game in the Superdome is looking more and more like an attainable reality.

The New Orleans Saints are making trips to the red zone worth it, and that very well could be the key to unlocking this team's max potential. They have the division lead now, they just need to build on this momentum to keep it, and keep coming away with touchdowns when they get into the red zone.