New Orleans Saints vandt en tæt kamp mod Tennessee Titans i uge 1 og halvdelen af NFL er 1-0, mens den anden er 0-1. Her kan du læse, hvor diverse websites placerer Saints i deres respektive power rankings.
NFL #14 (Tidligere 16)
Derek Carr got his first win as a Saint, and the defense carried an outsized load in the victory over the Titans. But let’s talk special teams, because those units helped tip the game in New Orleans’ favor. Rookie kicker Blake Grupe won a camp battle and showed why against Tennessee, making all three field goals (including a game-tying 52-yarder) and his only extra point. He also blasted five touchbacks. Punter Lou Hedley is just as inexperienced, but he averaged 48.2 yards on five punts. Zack Baun’s blocked punt — with Steve Gleason in the house! — shows why he made the team despite having a minimal role on defense. The Saints have some things to clean up, but there were subtle shades of 2006 magic on Sunday.— Eric Edholm
NFL har NFC South holdene: #23 Atlanta Falcons, #24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, #28 Carolina Panthers.
ESPN #15 (Tidligere 19)
The Saints took a risk when they traded veteran Wil Lutz to the Broncos in favor of keeping a rookie. But Grupe proved why the Saints took the gamble. He kept them in the game through three quarters before the Saints were able to score a touchdown and was poised under pressure with a 52-yard field goal to tie things up 9-9 in the third quarter. Quarterback Derek Carr sealed the game late with a third-quarter touchdown, but Grupe quietly bolstered the Saints reasoning for keeping him on the 53-man roster.— Katherine Terrell
ESPN har NFC South holdene: #16 Atlanta Falcons, #24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, #27 Carolina Panthers.
CBS #16 (Tidligere 19)
Derek Carr looked sharp in his first start for the Saints. The defense played even better in dominating the Titans offense.— Pete Prisco
CBS har NFC South holdene: #17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, #19 Atlanta Falcons, #28 Carolina Panthers.
Derek Carr til Chris Olave. NFLs nye Batman og Robin.— Claus Elming
Gulklud har NFC South holdene: #9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, #14 Atlanta Falcons, #25 Carolina Panthers.