Saints offense come back to life at perfect time in big win

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints / Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY

The offense of the New Orleans Saints burst back onto the scene in a major way during Sunday's win in Indianapolis, powering the Saints to a much-needed win.

Don't look now, but the New Orleans Saints offense may be #back. That declaration is usually the kiss of death (just ask the Texas Longhorns), but we can't help it. We're took excited. The Saints are back to .500 at 4-4, and all of a sudden tied for first place in the NFC South.

We've been waiting for this offense to finally step up and catch up with the defense, and it looks like we've finally gotten there. Granted, the defense has taken something of a step back in recent weeks, which is certainly something to monitor, but that's a discussion for another day. Besides, Gardner Minshew has started to make a habit out of carving up the game's best defenses, it's been two weeks in a row now, so let's just chalk it up to a rite of passage for the Saints' defense.

Back to the offense, the line still wasn't perfect, but they did enough. Derek Carr was able to drop some absolute dimes out there, and they paid off it a big way. It also helps that the Saints officially have a lethal weapon in wide receiver Rashid Shaheed.

Make no mistake, Shaheed has arrived and is legit. Also, what an absolute seed by Carr there. My goodness.

It also helps that Alvin Kamara, who we touched on leading up to Sunday's game, continues to make his case as arguably the best dual-threat running back in the NFL. The guy can do it all, and has been since 2017, which is basically an eternity for NFL running backs. The all-time touchdown leader in Saints history was at it again, scoring twice in two different ways.

Swiss-army knife Taysom Hill was up to his usual shenanigans as well, showing off just how many wrinkles this offense has when they are clicking.

It remains to be seen if this is a one-off performance or a flash in the pan for the New Orleans Saints. Still, fans should absolutely feel optimistic, as their team is back in the drivers' seat, and it's thanks to their offense this time around.