Oct 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (left) and wide receiver Willie Snead (83) get hyped up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
FINAL OVERALL OFFENSIVE MID-SEASON GRADE: A
After reportedly “losing control” over the locker room in 2014, Sean Payton clearly has full control over this 2016 team.
This offense is one of the most dangerous in the entire league, and capable of big numbers against everyone they play.
They do play some tremendous defenses down the stretch: Broncos, Panthers, Rams, and the Cardinals to name a few — but Payton and his staff have so much confidence in this group, that they are more than able to tailor their game-planning specifically to the opponent then they have in quite some time.
The Saints offense is the #1 offense in the NFL once again and for good reason: because they have a head coach-QB duo whose comfort level with one another is unparalleled to those in any other professional sport; and while the pieces / faces around them are constantly changing and evolving, the end results constantly (and very successfully) remain the same…..