The New Orleans Saints are 7-1 heading into the midway point of their season and the bye and have proven that they are the team to beat in the NFC.
The New Orleans Saints have been tremendous this season. The team has continued its winning ways from the last two seasons and have started the year off 7-1. That makes the Saints 20-4 in their last 24 regular-season games.
The Saints are among the top of a really, really talented NFC side of the league that is much stronger and deeper than the NFC. The two teams that are in the conversation for the best team in the NFC are the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
While both have been impressive and the 49ers actually have a better record, the Saints are the best team in the NFC. Here’s why.
1. The Saints have overcome every single hurdle
The New Orleans Saints lost the heart and soul of the team and a Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees in Week 2. When Brees went down with a torn thumb ligament, many thought the ship would sink with him.
While the Saints should have at least been considered a wild-card team, it was expected that the team would struggle without Brees. They didn’t as they went 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater getting better and better every single week.
No other team in this league could lose their starting quarterback, especially if he is established, and go 5-0 in the following five games. The Saints did.