NFL Predictions 2016: New Orleans Saints Season Preview & Outlook

There are some things that are consistent to life around the NFL. The New Orleans Saints having a high-powered offense led by Drew Brees and their defense struggling all the time. Both of those things happened again in 2015 as New Orleans finished 7-9. As the 2016 season arrives, the Saints will be looking to turn things around and get into a place where New Orleans can be a playoff team. Here are the three burning questions for the Saints looking forward.

Will Brees do it again?

The man with the bionic right shoulder threw for 4,870 yards and 32 touchdowns last season. He may play until he is 40 or beyond at the rate he is going. The Saints don’t have a ton of great options in the pass game so Brees will need to pick and choose who he is throwing to but a 5,000-yard season will happen again.

Is Mark Ingram back to 100% health?

Injuries hampered the former Alabama running back last season as he rushed for just 769 yards. He is someone that the Saints are going to be counted on moving forward to take a lot of pressure off of Brees. He must stay on the field all season long and get over the 1,000-yard mark on the ground.

Is the defense ever going to be good?

The Saints gave up nearly 30 points a game last season which was worst in the NFL. There is simply too much that needs to be done. The team’s first round draft pick in Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins must be a stud in the middle early on or it could be another very long season down in the Bayou.

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