Defense wins championships, and Saints have playoff picture's best

Over their last four outings, New Orleans has allowed an average of just 13 points per game. That leads the group of teams likely to make this year's postseason.

By John Sigler | Saintswire

The New Orleans Saints defense might be the best unit in the current NFC playoff picture. Seriously. To find out, we ran the numbers on the last four games for each of the six teams slated for postseason appearances right now, and the in-the-hunt Philadelphia Eagles. That smaller sample size gives a better indication of how teams are performing right now, but it’s useful to compare those numbers against season-long performance. All stats were pulled from Pro Football Reference. Here’s how the projected playoff teams stack up.

Points per game allowed


1. New Orleans Saints, 13 points per game

2. Minnesota Vikings, 16

3. Dallas Cowboys, 18

4. Chicago Bears, 20

5. Seattle Seahawks, 26

6. Philadelphia Eagles, 28

7. Los Angeles Rams, 36 ...

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