3. How good the Saints really are in 2019
I know, as a fan of the New Orleans Saints you expect the best and you do think the team is just as good as they were last season. There is nothing wrong with that and there, of course, is a chance that they could be as good, if not better than they were a year ago.
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However, there are some potential signs that the Saints might be primed for regression and we really do not know if those are legitimate or not after just one week. Some would say that a Week 1 completely gets rid of those, but just like a Week 1 loss, you cannot overreact to a Week 1 win.
I mean, especially in the manner in which the Saints won. They played a great game, they really did, but that was the Texans’ to lose and they absolutely lost it.
Whether it be blowing an 11-point lead and looking poorly coached for most of the second half, or that terrible last defensive drive where they let the Saints get in field goal range. I mean heck, they played separation coverage on the last play of that drive when the Saints only needed a few yards for a field goal.
The Houston Texans are absolutely a good team and a win against them matters, but just because the Saints beat a good team on Monday does not mean that they are a lock to be great once again.
Winning this game will be a good indication that they are indeed back on track to be one of the best. Losing this game in a blowout fashion could be concerning. A close loss with some other bad signs can also be concerning.
Again, losing this week does not finisht the evaluation on the Saints for the rest of the year. But what happens on Sunday will at least be helpful as it will tell us whether or not we should be worried at all about a possible regression.