Saints are for Real

September 21st, 2009 by Leave a comment Go to comments

saintsOver the past two NFL seasons, the New Orleans Saints have been a bit of an enigma. Reaching the NFC title game one year and back to the division cellar in NFL betting lines the next, it’s been difficult to chart this team’s course. But with two weeks gone in the 2009 season, no team has been better.

On offense this team is without peer right now in the NFL betting lines. Drew Brees has directed this unit with few hiccups and the team is finding the end zone at a torrid clip. Its 96 points through the first two games is one of the highest totals ever. Brees is on pace to throw 89 TDs. Not bad, when you consider the all time record is 50 in a single season.

Aside from the brilliant play of Brees two principal factors account for the early NFL lines success: Jeremy Shockey is back after being AWOL last season and the team has cobbled together something of a running game. Neither of the elements were a part of last year’s attack and the team floundered.

The team’s defense is also improved. It will always play second fiddle to the high octane offense –which very well could be the best in football- but it’s held its own so far. This unit only needs to be average for the Saints to have chance to win and so far it’s been above average. With Brees and Co. seemingly always on the field the D tends to have a light workload which keeps it fresh.

Simply put, with 16 weeks left in the regular season NFL betting odds, no team has been better than the Saints.

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