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Five Reasons Why New Orleans Saints Will Win Super Bowl

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Five Reasons Why Saints Will Win It All

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The New Orleans Saints were one of the better teams in the NFL at the start of the season, and even though they couldn’t win the NFC South they will still be a threat come playoff time.

The offense is one of the most dynamic in the league, they have superstars in several positions, and they have an above-average defense as well. Those three things could end up being a decisive factor, and the Saints might end up holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy once it’s all said and done.

There’s a knock against the team in terms of schedule as they will have to start the postseason playing a Wild Card game against the Philadelphia Eagles. That will allow the top teams in the NFC an extra week of rest and those units – the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers – are also two of the best defenses in the league. Luckily for the Saints, their offense is designed to compete with any team in the NFL, and they can beat any opponent when they are on their game.

While it needs to be said that this team is much better at home than on the road – a condition they won’t be able to use in the postseason – the Saints still need to be considered as a potent threat in what has arguably been the NFL’s toughest conference this year.

Without further ado, please join me though this slideshow as we check the five reasons why the Saints could end up winning the Super Bowl once the playoffs are over.

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5. Team Steps It Up When It Matters

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Even though the Saints went through a little slump in the final weeks of the season that included several losses on the road, it’s undeniable that the team has the ability to step it up when it counts. That will be shown once again in the playoffs where this experience will be key to make a deep run.

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4. TE Jimmy Graham

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It’s often said that tight ends are nightmare matchups for opposing defenses, and nobody was more efficient in that position than Jimmy Graham in 2013. The Saints tight end was Drew Brees’ favorite target and led all tight ends in receiving yards (1215), catches (86) and touchdowns (16) through the regular season.

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3. Dynamic Offense

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Even though Jimmy Graham is Brees’ favorite target, the team has more options offensively. Darren Sproles can be a threat in both the passing and the running game, Marques Colston is an effective receiver and Kenny Stills is a consistent deep threat. Add in Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas as the running back threats rushing the ball, and the Saints have one of the most dynamic offenses in the league.

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2. Effective Defense Against Passing Game

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The Saints’ secondary allowed only 3105 yards through the air -- the second-best total in the league only behind the Seattle Seahawks -- and they also allowed only 11 TD passes in 17 games -- a top-15 mark in the NFL. The Saints have a very good defense against the passing game, and that is a huge advantage against teams like the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots or even the Green Bay Packers.

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1. QB Drew Brees

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The main reason why the Saints can be considered favorites to win the Super Bowl is their franchise quarterback. The signal-caller is as steady as it gets when it comes to consistency, and he will put the team on his back while leading New Orleans to another Super Bowl appearance.