New Orleans Saints Should Continue NFC South Dominance in Week 2

By Alejandro Aviles
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The New Orleans Saints may have had an off year last season, but if their Week 1 victory over the division rival Atlanta Falcons was any indication, this team is getting back on track. The Saints face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, and the team is looking to continue its dominance over the NFC south division.

The Saints are the only NFC south team to win a Super Bowl since the Bucs did it in 2003. Furthermore, they are the only team to make a Super Bowl appearance since the 2004 Carolina Panthers. The Saints have been the hottest team in the NFC south for the past few seasons and after one week they are atop the standings in their division.

Sure it is only one week, but the Saints defeated the Falcons, the team that was supposed to “own” the division. Now the Saints are coming off of their Week 1 victory with plenty of confidence as they face the Bucs. Last season, the Saints defeated the Bucs in both games between the teams last season, including a 41-0 home shutout.

This season, the Bucs’ secondary is upgraded with Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson. However, Drew Brees should still be able to torch the secondary, despite the improvements. Furthermore, Brees has so many weapons to throw the ball to, including superstar tight end Jimmy Graham, who is virtually un-containable.

In Week 2, the Saints should continue their NFC south dominance and walk away with their first road win of the season. The Saints’ offense is firing on all cylinders, and the defense is playing with a sense of rejuvenation. Both of those factors combined equalanother win for the Saints, and they will win 28-17.

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

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