New Orleans Saints spillede måske sæsonens dårligste kamp, da de sidste uge tabte til Minnesota Vikings. Og Saints var da så små ved at bevæge sig op at Power Rankings rundt omkring.
Men hvor langt har nederlaget skubbet Saints ned i power rankings denne uge?
NFL #16 (#13)
Derek Carr’s shoulder might be OK, but that doesn’t mean the Saints came out healthy after the loss to the Vikings. Both CB Marshon Lattimore and WR Michael Thomas suffered injuries that could sting a bit, so the bye seems to have come at a fairly opportune time. Remember, we’re talking about a division leader here, despite the 5-5 record. It might be harder to not win the South at this point. The Saints have the easiest schedule left by opponents’ win percentage, with only one remaining foe currently owning more than four wins, and four of their remaining seven games are at home, including three straight in December. But if the defense keeps sliding, it could open the door for Tampa Bay and/or Atlanta. The Saints couldn’t stop Joshua Dobbs and T.J. Hockenson, and they didn’t generate a single takeaway at Minnesota on Sunday.— Eric Edholm
ESPN #17 (#15)
The Saints will be coming off their bye and a poor showing against the Vikings that saw three starters get hurt. They still sit on top of the NFC South because of the struggling division, but they need to regain confidence and turn things around offensively. That starts with a division rival. If the Saints fail to gain momentum after the bye, they could see their season fall apart.— Katherine Terrell
CBS #17 (#14)
The good news is the division is wide open. The bad news is they looked awful in losing to the Vikings and suffered a bunch of injuries.— Pete Prisco
GULKLUD #19 (#15)
Jameis being Jameis… kastede to touchdowns og to interceptions i nederlag til Vikings.— Claus Elming