The New Orleans Saints have a less than desirable record heading into Week 5, but the offense could turn things around with a dominant performance against the Seattle Seahawks.
Sitting last in the NFC South, the Saints' playoff hopes are still alive -- as long as the team can find a way to consistently string together wins.
An Andy Dalton-led offense fought valiantly against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4, yet an unfortunate double-doink led to the Saints recording their third loss of the season.
Good news for them: they'll face the Seahawks next, who have fielded a league-worst defense through the last four weeks.
NOLA Saints need to capitalize on Seahawks' defensive deficiencies
The Seahawks are currently ranked 29th or lower in several defensive categories: points allowed, passing yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, total touchdowns allowed, and first down stop rate.
Even if Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas sit out for another week, Andy Dalton and the Saints' second-string receivers should be able to manhandle Seattle; fingers crossed Alvin Kamara can recover in time, but Mark Ingram should perform adequately against the Seahawks' dismal run defense.
Now more than ever, the Saints NEED a dominant offensive showing in Week 5. They've trudged through four weeks with only a few quarters of good offensive football to show for their efforts, and this matchup could serve as an antidote to their recurring woes.
And this goes without saying: New Orleans can't afford to drop any more points in the season.
Rub your hands together for what we hope to be a total beatdown -- we're talking 300-plus passing yards, multiple touchdowns (in every quarter!), a rejuvenated rushing attack, and seeing the team dominate Seattle from the get-go.