New Orleans Saints rise up in Week 3 NFL power rankings (1 Viewer)

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

NFL power rankings voters are finicky as ever in 2018, and that’s crystal-clear in this offering from USA Today’s Nate Davis. Davis is one of the few writers to not knock the New Orleans Saints for fielding such poor defense – for once, somebody remembers to give credit to an again-prolific offense.

4. New Orleans Saints (12)

Drew Brees on pace for 5,749 pass yards, 80.6% completion rate. Michael Thomas on pace for 203 catches. Sick numbers even by New Orleans standards.

The Saints rose back to prominence in ESPN’s panelist rankings, with 80-plus voters giving the black and gold some deserved recognition. But this power ranking came with a twist of highlight each team’s biggest weakness.

5. New Orleans Saints
Week 3 ranking: 9

The Saints have allowed nine pass plays of at least 30 yards and five touchdown passes of at least 30 yards, both of which are most in the NFL. The Saints gave up four such touchdown passes all of last season. — Vince Masi

New Orleans did even better over at SI.com:

4. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-1)

Last Week’s rank: 12
Points in poll: 225
Highest-place vote: 3 (2)
Lowest-place vote: 7 (1)
Last week’s result: Win at Atlanta 43-37 (OT)
Next game: at New York Giants ...

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