It seems unfair to drop the Niners from the top spot on the last power ranking to fifth on the most recent, but there is still much to be determined about this team. Their coach is brilliant. Their quarterback is very capable but inexperienced. Still, it’s easy to make the argument that they’re young, and they still have to learn how to win in big moments and in big games.
They’re so talented in so many areas that they can beat good teams with skill alone, but they’re also going to have to learn that sometimes, the scheme has to spearhead them to victory. When they learn that, close losses will become one-sided blowouts.
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Calm down, everybody. You’re starting to overreact again. The New Orleans Saints will be fine. They had a letdown game, and they lost to a divisional opponent. That’s all that happened.
Sean Payton is smart, and so is Drew Brees. Off games happen in the NFL. New Orleans was the victim of one in Week 11, but that won’t define their season. They’ll still win the NFC South. Seven games remain on their regular-season schedule. Most are winnable. The Saints are potentially a 12-win or a 13-win team.