Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/21/12
Last week: 15 (+3) Record: 5-5 The Saints are red hot right now, but they’ll need to go at least 5-1 to make the playoffs. The NFC is loaded. If the playoffs started today, there would be two 6-4 teams outside of the playoffs (either Tampa Bay, Seattle, or Minnesota). The Saints are only in 9th place at best in the NFC right now (tied with Dallas). Looking at the rest of their schedule, it’s possible how they’re playing, but I don’t trust their defense enough. They still have to go to Atlanta and New York (to play the Giants) and Dallas and they have two tough games at home (Tampa Bay and San Francisco). Only their week 17 contest at home against Carolina can be considered “easy.” Studs QB Drew Brees: 20 of 27 for 219 yards and 3 touchdowns, 1 throw away, 1 hit as thrown, 104.3 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 7 of 27 drop backs (0 sacks, 5 of 7, 1 touchdown, 1 hit as thrown) LT Jermon Bushrod: Did not allow a pressure on 28 pass block snaps, run blocked for 0 yards on 2 attempts WR...
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