4 New Orleans Saints on the hot seat for Week 15

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2. Carl Granderson, DE

This has been like beating a dead horse all season long, but the Saints defense has yet to show any inclination that they will be a competent pass rushing defense. On the season, they are third-worst with just 23 sacks as a team.

Starting defensive end Carl Granderson leads the team with 6.5 sacks this year, but he's been far from consistent.

Before netting a sack last week against the Panthers, Granderson had gone four games straight without registering one. In case Saints fans haven't been paying attention, this defense might actually have a problem on their hands going up against a quarterback like Tommy Devito.

The undrafted former Syracuse standout has put the league on notice with what he can do with his legs after running for 71 yards against the Packers Monday night. This isn't just some undrafted, incapable quarterback under center for the Giants.

New York has been winning football games. Devito has been playing good football. If the Saints are going to avoid this trap game to a team that's won three-straight, Granderson is going to have to play big.