The New Orleans Saints are ready to go after the team’s second Super Bowl title. The Saints have a +700 line to win Super Bowl LV. They hold a 10-3 record and are fighting the Green Bay Packers for the top spot in the NFC.
The Saints’ remaining games include ones against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Carolina Panthers. Their match with the Chiefs could be a preview of a possible Super Bowl LV matchup, even if their quarterback is unable to make it to the game due to injury.
The Saints will be a great choice for your Super Bowl bets, but much of their success will depend on whether Drew Brees can fully come back from injury. Here’s a look at what you can expect out of the Saints and how they’re going to compete for a Super Bowl this season.
The QB Situation
Drew Brees is still competing with Tom Brady for having the most career passing touchdowns. Brees is also a few hundred yards from passing Anthony Calvillo’s record for most passing yards in gridiron football history.
But Brees has not played since mid-November when he experienced a rib injury. Brees is expected to be back in time for the playoffs, but getting that first-round bye would work wonders.
Brees has shown he can still play with the best of them in his twentieth NFL season. He has eighteen touchdowns versus three interceptions in nine games, and he averages about 240 yards per game.
Having Brees back in the game would make a difference, as Taysom Hill tends to focus more on his running game than he does on passing. Jameis Winston may also be heading out the door, as the team doesn’t have much faith in the former Heisman Trophy winner as a backup.
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A Complete Running Game
Regardless of who plays quarterback, the Saints have a quality running offense worth spotting. Alvin Kamara leads the team with 700 yards and ten touchdowns. Kamara also leads the team with close to 700 receiving yards. Latavius Murray and Taysom Hill are also active in the backfield, but Hill has seven fumbles.
Stopping Their Opponents
The Saints have shown they’re ready to stop any opponent they face. The Saints have 36 sacks this season, with Trey Hendrickson leading the team with 10.5. Cameron Jordan also has 6.5 sacks.
Janoris Jenkins and Marcus Williams have three interceptions each. They and the rest of the secondary limit their opponents to about 210 passing yards a game. The team’s +6 turnover differential is also a positive.
The team gives up twenty points per game, which is a great number for a team that has competed against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice, the Green Bay Packers, and Las Vegas Raiders this season. But that stat may be inflated by a 31-3 victory over Denver Broncos where they didn’t have an actual quarterback in place for that game.
Should You Bet on the Saints?
You will find many things to love about the New Orleans Saints as they march towards Super Bowl LV. The Saints will compete well against Green Bay, Tampa Bay, and all their other competitors in the NFC to reach the Super Bowl. The Saints will be a worthwhile choice to note when looking for a great team for your Super Bowl bets.
*Odds correct at time of writing.
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