New Orleans Saints Must Have Balanced Offensive Attack in 2013 NFL Season

By Alejandro Aviles
Mark Ingram and Drew Brees
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The New Orleans Saints probably have one of the best offenses in the NFL, and it is no surprise that they led the league in passing yards per game last season with 312.3 yards per game. The Saints’ passing game is paralleled to almost none and Drew Brees is one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. However, one area the Saints offense must improve upon in the 2013 season is its rushing attack.

Last season, the Saints ranked 25th in rushing yards only averaging 98.6 rushing yards per game and as a team only had 10 rushing touchdowns. According to head coach Sean Payton, the Saints are looking to get back to running the ball more this season and that would be great news for the Saints’ offense. The Saints are much more effective when they have a balanced offensive attack and won most of their games last year when they rushed the ball more.

This season, the Saints are expecting big things from Mark Ingram as he looks to revitalize the Saints’ running game. The former Heisman Trophy winner has had an OK tenure with the Saints and he has been battling injuries since his rookie season. However, this season Ingram is 100 percent healthy and ready to step up for the Saints. The Saints have five running backs on their roster, so they will have many players for Brees to hand the ball off to.

The Saints’ passing game should be as good as ever with many talented receivers on the roster and the return of Payton. The Saints’ passing could easily be the No. 1 passing offense in the NFL again, but it will be their ground game that will make them the best offensive team in the NFL. If the Saints can have a balanced offense this season, then they will win many games and get back to the playoffs.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312


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