Saints Will Try A Reversal Of Fortune Next Six Weeks


A reversal of fortune. Better yet, you should say the New Orleans Saints will try some “reverse voodoo” as they head into their six game stretch to end the season.

By that I mean they will try to do to their remaining opponents what has been done to them the past ten games and pull a bit of an upset.

If you’ve read any of my past articles on Big Easy Believer you’ll know I, with a heavy heart, picked the Saints to go 7-9 after a lackluster preseason and some scouting reports from some of the most trusted beat writers and those around the Saints organization.

Nov 15, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (21) is looked at by trainers after suffering an apparent leg injury during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Heck 6-10 is looking even more probable as the team continues to stack up injuries leaving the secondary and linebacking corps looking like a triage unit.

But the Saints could very likely pull their season around even though they aren’t really favored to do so with some of that voodoo.

The final games of the season were looking like a sure easy road to a potential playoff spot with the Wild Card in play.

However, the schizophrenic performance by the offense and defense even has Vegas bookies in an uproar as teams that the Saints should have beat soundly like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Redskins turned into an all out embarrassment.

Just like today’s matchup with the Houston Texans as well as upcoming games against “struggling teams” such as the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars were supposed to be games that were winnable.

Don’t get me wrong, they still could be but both the Texans and Lions are on a three game win streak while even the Jaguars have found traction in a two game win streak and sit at 4-6 like the Saints.

Except the Saints have a two game losing streak….

Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after getting a sack during the third quarter against the New York Jets at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Saints are not favored to win Sunday’s game and when asked, most analysts are picking the Texans to win this one.

As a matter of fact, currently the Saints truly have a question mark in each W-L column for the next six games.

But they are coming off a bye week which is usually where teams not only get healthy physically, but mentally as well to buckle down for the rest of the schedule.

It was also an opportunity to gain some planning for newly crowned defensive coordinator Dennis Allen who will be taking over a defense ranked last overall as well as in points/yards yielded a game, along with 31st in pass defense and 29th in rush defense.

It truly is one game at time for this New Orleans squad that while are mathematically still in the postseason hunt, probably will be watching from their T.V.’s instead of the sidelines.

But as I mentioned before, these next six games are winnable and the Saints could very well likely shock us, like several teams did to them, and possibly turn this season around.

Reversal of fortune..shock the world..flip the script..reverse voodoo..hey whatever you want to call it the Saints can absolutely do it.

But it starts by making their own fortune against the favored home team in NRG Stadium on Sunday….