Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

21. New Orleans Saints (LW: 23)

Finally, New Orleans delivered the signature performance we had anticipated from them all season long. After matching the potent Green Bay offense point for point in the first half, Drew Brees and Co. pulled away in the second half while the defense surrendered just seven points. This the kind of win than can spark a team going forward.

What to know: The difference on defense for the Saints was the pass rush. When the Saints sent five or more pass-rushers, Aaron Rodgers went 1-for-5 with 14 years with two interceptions (ESPN Stats & Info).

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