New Orleans Saints’ Defense is Becoming Team Staple

By Alejandro Aviles
Saints Defense
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The New Orleans Saints’ offense is arguably the best in the NFL and they are currently ranked fourth in yards per game at 419.5 and seventh with 27 points per game. The Saints’ offense is a big reason why they have been able to remain undefeated through the first four games of the season, including an impressive Monday night road victory in their last game.

For as good as the Saints’ offense has been, their defense actually might be playing better.

The Saints’ revamped defense has been playing strong all season and they have been very consistent. The Saints’ defense is ranked sixth in the NFL as they have only been giving up 304.5 yards per game. Furthermore, the Saints are ranked fourth in the NFL in opponents’ points per game as teams have only been able to score an average of 13.8 points per game.

One of the biggest reasons for the Saints’ defense success this season is their much improved pass rush. The Saints have sacked opposing quarterbacks 12 times this season and have intercepted the ball four times. Junior Galette, Cameron Jordan and Martez Wilson have been at the forefront for the defensive line’s pass rushing resurgence.

The Saints’ secondary is also much improved since last season and rookie Kenny Vaccaro is turning out to be an excellent first-round draft choice for the team. New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has the Saints’ defense playing at a high level this season, and they are looking like true contenders this year.

With the Saints’ defense becoming a staple this season, they should surely be able to make a return to the playoffs. The Saints’ offense is looking great and with their revamped defense, they are quickly becoming one of the best teams in the NFL. It is no surprise they are 4-0.

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

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