2020 New Orleans Saints Team Outlook: Overcoming Bad Beats For Another Playoff-Bound Season (1 Viewer)

The New Orleans Saints have been one of the best teams in football over the last three seasons, yet can't seem to catch a break in the postseason. SI Fantasy analyst Shawn Childs runs through the franchise with a fantasy breakdown.

By Shawn Childs | SI

Coaching Staff

Over the last 14 seasons with Sean Payton as the head coach (suspended in 2012) and Drew Brees at quarterback, the New Orleans Saints finished first or second in the NFL in offense yards nine times. Payton has a career 131-77 record with one Super Bowl title (2009) and eight playoff appearances (8-7).

New Orleans scored 458 points (third) in 2019, 46 points fewer than 2018 (504). The Saints ranking ninth in offensive yards gained., extending their streak of top top-ten finishes in this area to 14 seasons.

Pete Carmichael returns for his 11th season as the offensive coordinator. New Orleans added him to their system in 2006 when Payton took running the team.

The Saints finished just above the league average on the defensive side of the ball for the past three years. In 2019, they finished 11th in offensive yards allowed and 13th in points allowed (341). Only twice in the Payton era has their defense ranked in the top ten in points allowed (2010 and 2013).

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