Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

Randall Cobb

22. New Orleans Saints (LW: 23)

That’s the Saints team everyone expects to see on a weekly basis. Thanks to the third-largest offensive output of their season, the New Orleans Saints went into Pittsburgh and grabbed their fifth win of the season, keeping pace with the 5-7 Falcons atop the NFC South division. By now, the numbers tell the story – a team will likely win the division without a winning record. If the Saints can play out the rest of their games like they played in Pittsburgh, they look like the frontrunner to grab the NFC South. Then again, New Orleans did lead by 19 points in the fourth quarter, only to win by three. Their inability to close out games has hurt them all season, and might ultimately lead to their death.

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