Are The Saints The Best Team In The NFL Right Now?
The New Orleans Saints don't have the best record in the NFL, but they may currently be the best team in the league.
The Green Bay Packers have certainly earned home-field advantage with their 14-1 record, including a season-opening win over the Saints back on September 8, 42-34.
But that was a long time ago, and it looks like this Saints team is a better group than the one that took the field close to four months ago.
The Saints, who were not a good red zone defensive team in the first half of the year, have changed that in the second half, as evidenced by the fact that they beat the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, 45-16, despite being outgained in terms of total yards, 469-463.
In the month of December, the Packers went 3-1, but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 19-14, and had to rally to beat the New York Giants, 38-35.
Over that same month, the Saints went 4-0, against the likes of Detroit, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Atlanta.
The Saints still have to prove in the playoffs that they can play at the same level on the road as they do at home, but going into the playoffs, they may be playing the best of anyone.
Dan Wolken, of The Daily, agrees.