New Orleans Saints

NFC South

B

Overall Team DVOA

17.7% 7th

The Saints hit their bye week at 3-2, keeping their heads above water despite missing eight projected starters for most of the season so far. Our current playoff odds give them a 67.7% chance of making the postseason; one of six teams to be projected with at least 10 mean wins. All in all, things went OK in the first part of the season; a matter of holding their heads above water while waiting for the cavalry to arrive. Now, they await the return of Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith, Terron Armstead and Erik McCoy, and maybe the offense can look like a coherent unit from week to week. -- Bryan Knowles

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 6

Total DVOA
17.7%7th
Offense
0.8%14th
Defense
-15.8%3rd
Special Teams
1.1%13th
Weighted DVOA
17.7%7th
Unadj. Total VOA
19.5%7th
Future Schedule
-0.6%20th
Past Schedule
-3.2%21st

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
9.5 wins9th
Projected Schedule
-0.2%19th
Projected DVOA
8.6%7th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
40.6%6th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
24.5%9th
Win Super Bowl
4.6%8th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
40.6%6th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
24.5%9th
Win Super Bowl
4.6%8th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021