New Orleans Saints

NFC South

A+

Overall Team DVOA

33.3% 1st

The final season of Drew Brees in black and gold was largely a rerun of the previous: excellent regular season either side of a month-long injury layoff, followed by a playoff faceplant. The Saints retained enough pieces on defense to stay relevant while they identify Brees’ long-term successor, but between Brees and the cap cuts they got weaker in a division where the rest of the teams appear stronger. If Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill can immediately step in as a top-16 quarterback, the Saints are in a position to contend quickly. If not, a challenging transition awaits.  – Andrew Potter

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 17

Total DVOA
33.3%1st
Offense
10.7%7th
Defense
-19.0%2nd
Special Teams
3.6%5th
Weighted DVOA
34.4%2nd
Unadj. Total VOA
32.7%1st
Pythagorean Wins
11.42nd
Schedule Strength
0.6%15th

2021 Season Projections

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021