Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 11: Saints undeniably NFL's best team after smashing defending champs (1 Viewer)

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By Will Brenson

By Jared Dubin

No NFL team has a higher ceiling on a weekly basis than the New Orleans Saints. And right now, the Saints are hitting that ceiling on a weekly basis as they've quickly ascended to earn the status of most dangerous team in the NFL. With their win on Sunday, a 48-7 throttle-job of the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, the Saints moved to 9-1 and put themselves in prime position to win the NFC South and potentially much more.

New Orleans' only slip up this season was a 48-40 loss to the Buccaneers in Week 1, an outcome that's difficult to fathom in the wake of the Saints winning their ninth straight game. The Saints have won five games since their bye, three of which were on the road, and all against would-be playoff contenders. The combined record of those teams? 28-20-1. The combined outcome of those games? Saints 198, opponents 99.

Yes, the Saints have nearly a plus-100 point differential in just their last five games, all against upper-tier opposition.

And they're winning in the same way the Saints won last year: the offensive line is mauling people, Alvin Kamara/Mark Ingram are unstoppable in the run game, Drew Brees is deadly accurate and the defense is quietly good again. ...

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