2016 New Orleans Saints Mid-Season Grades – Offense

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Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the second half against the Oakland Raiders at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans defeated Oakland 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints completed the first half of their schedule this past Sunday with a 41-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The team is riding a tremendous wave of momentum; having won 4 of their last 5 games and are only one stupid penalty (or untimely fumble) away from a 5-game winning streak.

As the leaves are turning colors and the clocks have fallen back, its time for America to make its most important decision of the year.

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No, I don’t mean the decision at your respective polling places today for Election Day, but something much more important: deciding if these New Orleans Saints are legitimate NFL Playoff contenders heading into the second half of the season.

In our 2-part  (today: the offense and tomorrow the defense) series of grading each position of the Saints roster through the season’s midway point (the first 8 games), we begin first with a detailed look at the offensive side of the ball for New Orleans — an offense that is currently ranked #1 overall in the NFL at 434.5 yards per game.

So without further adieu, let’s go ahead and get started.

Beginning first of course with the most important position on the entire Saints roster……