The New Orleans Saints control their own destiny.
After Monday night’s blowout win over the Chicago Bears, the Saints “improved” to 6-8 and regained control of the lowly NFC South. With a win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, coupled with a Carolina Panthers loss, the Saints would win the division, and former NFL-er Chris Snee believes New Orleans is a team getting hot at the right time.
While the Saints have gone through their fair share of struggles during their underachieving season, Snee writes in his latest Football by Football post that they pose a “legitimate threat” to any NFC team with their offensive firepower and proven postseason track record at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“The Saints have had two certainties since head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees came to town,” Snee writes. “First, they?re going to score a lot of points. Second, no one wants to play them in the playoffs. Winning the NFC South would ensure New Orleans of a home playoff game. Whatever 10- or 11-win team draws the No. 5 seed had better be prepared for a shootout in Louisiana!”
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