Pick: Saints under 9 wins (-160)
The New Orleans Saints have been recently known for their high-powered offense and one of the best home field advantages in the league. The defense has been below league average and is one of the reasons why Drew Brees only has won one Super Bowl.
In 2014, the Saints greatly underachieved by finishing 7-9 and dropped their last five games at home. Last season’s performance and record is why I’m confused why they are expected to win nine game this season. Brees is now 36 and showed signs of slowing down last year. He lost two of his top weapons in tight end Jimmy Graham and wide receiver Kenny Stills. Graham was traded to the Seahawks and I don’t see anyone of the Saints roster filling into Graham’s role. The Saints defense didn’t get better and they released Junior Galette after his controversial offseason.
The NFC South was very bad last season but I think the three other teams in the division will have better seasons. I see the Saints as the team in that division not playing better and can see New Orleans finishing in the basement of the NFC South.