Rankins on Saints' D: We don't want to be a sideshow (1 Viewer)

By Kevin Patra - NFL.com

The New Orleans Saints are in the Upside Down.

The team with the offensive-genius coach, the MVP-candidate quarterback, dynamic running back duo, and matchup-proof receiver is being led by the stingiest of defense.

Over the last six weeks, the Saints have allowed a league-low 74 points. New Orleans leads the NFL in run defense (79.1 rush YPG). The Saints have allowed fewer-than 200 pass yards in four of its last six games. And Dennis Allen's D has generated 3-plus sacks in six straight games, the longest active streak in NFL, and longest such streak since Broncos in Weeks 2-8, 2015 (six games).

The most head-scratching part of the Saints past month is that the defense has risen as the offense floundered. Over the past three games, Drew Brees has thrown for 127 yards, 201 yards, and 203 yards, respectively. Offensively they've played two solid quarters in 12. New Orleans went 2-1 in those games. ...

For an often-maligned defense, Saints players believe they're simply holding up their end of the bargain. ...

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