How Many Think We Can Actually Win the Super Bowl this Year? (1 Viewer)

How Many Think We Can Actually Win the Super Bowl this Year?

  • Pretty Good Chance to Win SB

    Votes: 62 30.7%
  • Best We Can Do is NFCCG

    Votes: 7 3.5%
  • Will Make Playoffs but won't advance Deep

    Votes: 107 53.0%
  • Probably Won't Make the Playoffs

    Votes: 18 8.9%
  • Tommy Parson (Same as Tacoes)

    Votes: 8 4.0%

  • Total voters
    202

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This has been such a bizarre offseason and regular season.

How many of you think we can win the SB this year, or think we can go deep in the playoffs or even if we will make the playoffs.

I'll try to make sense out of the questions, but if I hose it, the reason is in my Cajun DNA!
 
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As the team has been playing lately it would be tough, but we have the talent to put it together.

It is pretty rare you are the same team in the first quarter and last quarter of the season. I think there is plenty of room to grow. The arrow will point up as the season goes along.

BTW I voted Superbowl but I wouldn't expect Superbowl. A good shot in the playoffs is what I want, then hope you can go on a run with some solid play and good bounces. I just think it's a possibility that isn't astronomical.
 
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This has been such a bizarre offseason and regular season.

How many of you think we can win the SB this year, or think we can go deep in the playoffs or even if we will make the playoffs.

I'll try to make sense out of the questions, but if I hose it, the reason is in my Cajun DNA!
It is a marathon not a sprint and I think is a question better answered in the last week of Nov or first week of Dec because that’s when season truly starts.
 
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The way we have played so far, heck no. No chance. If the secondary somehow re-appears, the offense continues to get on the same page, we clean up the penalties and mistakes. and the coaches are smarter with play calls and game plans, sure, we absolutely have a chance, just like anyone else. My confidence is much lower than before the season started. But we have turned it around the last few years. Hopefully this will be the case after the bye.
 

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This year is crazy man... by the time playoffs roll around, the best teams could get bit with a rash of positive tests, and sink their ships.. injuries also seem to be up this season, and that’s always a contributing factor.
The Saints could win it all, sure... they could also miss the playoffs entirely
 

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There’s so much football yet to be played that anything can happen really. I went with Super Bowl because there’s no telling what will happen between now and week 17. Our pass rush finally looked competent last week and the offense can drop 30 any given Sunday. You just never know. We could end up playing the Browns for a championship for all we know.
 

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There’s so much football yet to be played that anything can happen really. I went with Super Bowl because there’s no telling what will happen between now and week 17. Our pass rush finally looked competent last week and the offense can drop 30 any given Sunday. You just never know. We could end up playing the Browns for a championship for all we know.
Agreed. The O has been stumblin n bumlin, and can still put up 30. But make no mistake, Drew, the O, and the entire team, need a focused, healthy n yeah, angry Michael Thomas back on the field! Drew is usually at his best when he gets into a good groove n rhythm. And it’s MT who usually provides the BEAT!:ylsuper:

( no pun intended 😂)

But seriously, I think not havn MT providin that rhythm is a part of the reason why Drew has been struggling,esp early in games, n why he’s looked uncomfortable in the pocket at times.

Fun Stats: Last year, not only did MT have 149 catches, but 91 of those went for 1st downs!

As bad as the D has played, If he was healthy, at the LEAST, I think we beat GB n we’re 4-1 right now. O well. But lotsa ball to be played, n I think n hope we can win a few more games, then hit our stride the second half of the season!
 

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It is a marathon not a sprint and I think is a question better answered in the last week of Nov or first week of Dec because that’s when season truly starts.
Yes. That's when we will see which teams have the records to make a run AND - most importantly - the health. Any of these undefeated teams could suffer injuries and not be a contender come January.
 

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Win the super bowl? As of right now I don’t see how we beat the following teams.
Packers, Seahawks, Chiefs, of the Ravens.

Then you’ve got the teams we have a 50/50 chance to beat.
Bucs, Titans, Steelers, Bills, and the Bears.

Wayyy to early to think about the Super Bowl.
Yeah, we simply aren't that good at this point. We have the talent, but fail to put it together pretty consistently.

This team looks like it will be a one and done playoff team against a squad with likely less talent but more ferocity and heart. I hate to say that, but that's what Im feeling..
 

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It happened in the Chicago game with TQS.

Can you imagine if we have the ball in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl, down 2, with 8 seconds to go, Saints was able to throw a pass and was able to reach within the 15 yard of the opposite team’s side of the field with no time outs? We were able to catch the ball, advance it and get tackled because the refs didn’t see the Saints player knee down beforehand and there was also a flag in the process of that play. As a result, the refs go back to replay and realizes the Saints player’s knees were down prior to YAC for 5 extra yards...Therefore, a 10 second run off happens and we lose the game due to the refs mistake
Ha! The football gods hate us so...maybe.

What happened Monday should be incentive for Sean/Drew to always make sure they have one timeout remaining in the final seconds; unless faced with a situation that we have to use our timeouts to get the ball back.
 

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I'd love to be optimistic, bit we barely best a terrible lions team, a 1-3 chargers team and the buccs on opening day. We got smoked by Packers who I'm sure will be in playoffs. Any think we can beat them, the Seahawks or then the chiefs likely in the Superbowl???
We lost to the Packers by 7. Calm down. There are plenty of red flags for the 2020 Saints but your post is marked in extreme radicalism.
 

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Yes.

I imagine most of us have heard the saying that "past performance is no indicator of future results". But the beauty of football history is that it typically reveals certain trends that tend to resurface over multiple decades.

When you look at teams who've won Super Bowls over the last 30 years, you will see that most of them were teams in their 4th or 5th season of "the process". Sometimes slightly less, sometimes slightly longer.

That Cowboys dynasty of the 90s? Jimmy Johnson's 4th season as head coach produced the first Super Bowl win of that dynasty.

That 49ers team that likely kept Dallas from winning 4 in a row? That was Steve Young's 4th season as their starting QB.

Brett Favre's title run? His 5th season with the Packers.

The 2000 Ravens? Their 5th season of being the Ravens, which included drafting 2 future Hall of Famers in their first draft.

The Patriots dynasty of the 2000s was an exception in that it started in both Belichick and Brady's 2nd year with the team. But, given that they seemed to have an open window for the better part of 20 years, it's not surprising that they are an exception.

But then there is Gruden's 2002 Buccaneers, a team that Tony Dungy had been building for the previous 6 seasons (it probably doesn't help Gruden's case that he never won another playoff game after that).

Speaking of Tony Dungy, he won a Super Bowl for the 2006 Colts in his 5th season. And if you like coaches who are known for being great guys and great football minds, but constantly caught flack over their postseason results.....look no further than Andy Reid, who inherited a 2-14 team and won a Super Bowl in his 7th season with the Chiefs.

And naturally we can't forget the Saints, who won a Super Bowl in their 4th season under Sean Payton.

One may think to themselves "but those were mostly 12 or more win teams..... What about those teams who got hot during the wild card round and ended up winning it all??"

Like the 2005 Steelers? Well, they had 11 wins, and just the season before, they were in the AFC title game with a 15-1 record. Not to mention they had previously been to the AFC title game in 2001......so, yet again, 4 seasons later seemed to be the trick. 2007 Giants? Both Eli and Tom Coughlin's 4th season together. 2010 Packers? Mike McCarthy's 5th season/3rd season as starter for Rodgers. 2012 Ravens? Both John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco's 5th season together with the Ravens. And not that they were a team that played on wild card weekend, but the 2013 Seahawks? Pete Carroll's 4th season.

Probably the closest example of a team catching fire unexpectedly during the playoffs was the 2011 Giants. But it's not like they were complete garbage after they won that 2007 Super Bowl. Plus, they had the added benefit of not having to make another trip to the Superdome in the 2011 playoffs. We should also make mention of the 2017 Eagles..... who are one of the few teams to ever sign multiple veteran free agents and actually be able to parlay it into a Super Bowl win.......not to mention their coach and QB both being in their second year.

So more than anything, it feels like most of those teams who supposedly got hot at the right time were really just teams who were simply "due". The NFL can certainly market the playoffs by pointing out how anything can happen, but it's usually going to be good teams that have been getting built for the previous four or five seasons that will ultimately win it all.

The Saints are presently in their 4th season of this current incarnation of their roster. Likely the last season with Drew Brees. So yes, I absolutely think they can still get it together and win it all.
 
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Yeah, we simply aren't that good at this point. We have the talent, but fail to put it together pretty consistently.

This team looks like it will be a one and done playoff team against a squad with likely less talent but more ferocity and heart. I hate to say that, but that's what Im feeling..
As dysfunctional as this season and team has been- I might legitimately believe we’d have a better shot at a deep run if we lost the division but squeaked into the playoffs as a low seed with a so-so record. Idk- high seeds ain’t worked to this point. Maybe a lower seed will make them feel like their backs are against the wall and play like they have nothing to lose, rather than how it seemed to be last year.

lemme just say before I get flamed- I don’t want this to happen or believe it’s the best path forward. Just sayin it wouldn’t surprise me.
 

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