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Saints march into 6th spot in Preseason Power Rankings

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In the end, it didn’t matter whether Jimmy Graham was a tight end or a wide receiver.

He’s back, and that means the Saints are still going to be in the thick of the NFC title chase.

With Graham inked to a long-term contract, the Saints should still be among the most dynamic offenses in the league.

But they’re also going to need to continue to make improvements on defense, in order to push against the more physical teams which dominated the conference last year.

That’s why we slotted the Saints sixth in in Preseason Power Rankings. You can read the full preview by clicking right here, then weigh in with the poll below and in the comments.

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21 Responses to “Saints march into 6th spot in Preseason Power Rankings”
  1. mungman69 says: Jul 20, 2014 9:11 AM

    The Saints should make the playoffs. I like both of their lines.

  2. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 20, 2014 9:44 AM

    Uh oh viking fans (the ones that are left) you know what that means, the Packers are top 5. Man what a forgettable weekend for you huh?

  3. cgarsmoker says: Jul 20, 2014 10:03 AM

    The Saints have mortgaged their future on a bunch of monster contracts so they better enjoy it while it lasts.

  4. abninf says: Jul 20, 2014 10:07 AM

    The Saints better hope Dallas doesn’t have another 8-8 season, because if Garret gets axed then Payton will be working in the town he lives in.

  5. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jul 20, 2014 10:10 AM

    packers better than the saints??? really? dude what have you been smokin…

  6. keylimelight says: Jul 20, 2014 10:39 AM

    I like it. Saints do better when they’re flying under the radar.

    I’d be more concerned with what the 49ers are doing than the ‘Hawks whom I predict will be so ramped up after their great Superbowl season that they’ll unravel a bit and shoot themselves in the foot somehow.

    The Packers? Just because they have a top five QB in Aaron Rodgers doesn’t exactly translate into a top 5 team.

    Saints play the Pack in the Dome in a Thursday night meeting so that’s at least one L they’ll have to swallow despite their top 5ness.

  7. winninaintsinnin says: Jul 20, 2014 10:46 AM

    How can Pack be top five when the Vikings are the best franchise to ever wear helmets?

  8. vikesr4reel says: Jul 20, 2014 10:49 AM

    Drew Breese is a has been!!
    Skol

  9. nawlinssaints1956 says: Jul 20, 2014 10:53 AM

    Gotta love the comments from trolls that have no clue. Mortgaged their future on Drew’s and Jimmy’s contracts? Ummm, no; Loomis is great GM and I have faith in the Front Office strategy. Not many HC’s stay with the same team their entire career, so you can never assume Sean is a lifer with the Saints. That being said, I don’t see him going to that circus in Dallas considering how much control he would sacrifice to the owner and amateur GM…

  10. tokyofilthblaster says: Jul 20, 2014 11:04 AM

    Congratulations Saints fans. You are among a handful of true contenders for this years top prize.

  11. Magyver says: Jul 20, 2014 11:16 AM

    Cue the “We was robbed in ’09” comments.

  12. ricardocabeza says: Jul 20, 2014 11:23 AM

    Great, but ageing quarterback, anemic run game and Rob Ryan’s Wile E. Coyote defensive schemes. Either Ryan is the living embodiment of overrated. Way, way too high.

  13. slick50ks says: Jul 20, 2014 11:34 AM

    The defense will be coming back to earth early and often this year.

    Too high.

  14. badguy711 says: Jul 20, 2014 11:37 AM

    After the D upgrades the Saints are top 3 with SF and SEA. GB just after that.

    Denver a paper tiger in a vastly inferior conference right now.

  15. osiris33 says: Jul 20, 2014 12:23 PM

    Too high. The Saints are soft on both sides of the ball and got manhandled twice by the Seahawks, who look even stronger this year. And keylimelight, it’s the 49ers who have been shooting themselves in the foot all off-season. They won’t be a factor.

  16. butzmark says: Jul 20, 2014 12:26 PM

    The second year with Ryan’s defense will raise this team up.

  17. saintswin says: Jul 20, 2014 7:32 PM

    What???? No comments about give us our 2009 Lombardi trophy! Whats happening in Minnesota wah! wah! baby convention going on or something along that line????

  18. cgarsmoker says: Jul 20, 2014 7:59 PM

    Nawlinsaint1956 is just another homer that thinks everything is going to be great forever handing out enormous contracts to players. I think the Saints have committed themselves to contracts that take you about 16-18 million over the cap next season. Good luck this season because next year you’ll start restructuring and cutting players just to get under cap.

  19. sb44champs says: Jul 21, 2014 10:01 AM

    ^ Exactly what we have been doing for the last few years…. critics have incorrectly assumed that the Saints will eventually self destruct due to enormous contracts but they”ve been wrong EVERY YEAR lol

  20. kimbo71006 says: Jul 21, 2014 12:22 PM

    WAYYYYY too low. None of the Top #5 teams above us had a Top #5 offense (#2) and defense (#4). Nobody.

    That alone deserves a Top #5 spot.

    What a rip off.

  21. madddogg365 says: Jul 21, 2014 4:36 PM

    vikesr4reel says:Jul 20, 2014 10:49 AM

    Drew Breese is a has been!!
    Skol

    & what’s your QB’s name again?

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