The New Orleans Saints finished last season just shy of topping the NFC South with the Carolina Panthers taking the division by a measly tie. The Saints ended 2014 with a 7-9 record to the Panthers 7-8-1. This season, New Orleans will attempt to improve upon last year and come out atop the cloudy NFC South. This talented team will have to succeed in 2015 without one of their offensive biggest weapons in tight end Jimmy Graham who was lost to Seattle in free agency during the offseason. Under center, Drew Brees who is usually rock solid has experienced some inconsistency and will need return to form in order for this team to be highly successful this season. In an attempt to assist Brees over the offseason, the Saints selected Andrus Peat with their first round draft pick to hopefully bolster their offensive line. If healthy, quarterback Brees has an array of very talented receivers along with running back Mark Ingram to assault opposing defenses and score points this season. On the defensive side of the ball, the key to the Saints success will once again be hard hitting safety Kenny Vaccaro.
In order to aid the stellar defenseman and company, the Saints acquired pass rusher Anthony Spencer this offseason and selected two talented linebackers in Stephone Anthony and Hau’Oli Kikaha in the 2015 NFL draft.
The NFC South is a free for all with the Saints, Falcons and Panthers all having a legitimate chance at taking top honors this season. With an improved defense and a healthy offense, expect New Orleans to be in the hunt and be a contender when the playoffs roll around. Gold and black fans, be sure to secure your New Orleans Saints tickets for the season as you certainly don’t want to miss out on any of the exciting on-field action in 2015.