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Although the Saints improved their offensive and defensive performance last season, the results were disappointingly familiar for snake bitten New Orleans, with another underwhelming campaign under the current coaching staff. Despite matching the 9-8 record of the eventual NFC South champion Buccaneers, Tampa Bay won the tiebreakers and secured the division's lone playoff spot in what was an unimpressive collective showing from the NFC South. Additionally, the Saints' inconsistent play proved costly for NFL bettors, with the team covering the spread only six times in 17 games. Poor drafts and questionable player signings have contributed to the decline of a franchise that once boasted one of the league's best offenses and a reliable defense. The coaching staff and upper management bear much of the responsibility for the team's recent struggles. As a result, the upcoming 2024-25 season will be critical for many within the organization, despite changes at the offensive and defensive coordinator positions this past offseason.

There were, however, several positives from last season. Derek Carr, in his first season leading the offense, helped the Saints rank eighth in scoring, averaging nearly 24 points per game, and eleventh in passing offense. Most notably, the team turned the ball over only 18 times, the fourth-fewest in the league. Defensively, the Saints were solid, ranking No. 13 overall and No. 10 against the pass. They had the eighth-best scoring defense, allowing just over 20 points per game, and forced 29 turnovers, the third-most in the league. However, managing only a divisional sweep against the Carolina Panthers proved costly, resulting in the team missing the playoffs for the third straight season. For the passionate fan base in New Orleans, the 2024-25 season is crucial. The NFL needs this storied franchise back in contention, making the upcoming season vital for everyone involved with the team.

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2024 New Orleans Saints Futures Odds
ODDS TO WIN 2024 NFC +4200

While the offensive line provided above-average pass protection last season (No. 8), it struggled to open running lanes for Alvin Kamara and the other backs. Trevor Penning, the team's first-round pick in 2022, has not lived up to expectations. Veteran OT Ryan Ramczyk is also a concern, as he enters the year questionable due to an offseason knee surgery that's been an ongoing issue. To address the fragility and underperformance of the offensive line, the Saints acquired Oregon State OT Taliese Fuaga, the fourth offensive lineman selected in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Fuaga is expected to protect Derek Carr’s blindside and boost the running game. The success of the offense will largely depend on how quickly the 22-year-old adapts to the speed and responsibilities of the NFL. If he adjusts quickly, the Saints' running game could significantly improve, with Kamara, Kendre Miller, and Jamaal Williams carrying the load.

The coaching staff plans to incorporate Taysom Hill more into the offensive game plan, recognizing the impact he has when lined up under center, in the backfield, or out wide. WR Chris Olave, the team’s top wide receiver, has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Rashid Shaheed proved to be more than a deep threat last season, nearly doubling his receptions from the previous year and totaling 719 yards and 5 TDs, with an average of 15.6 yards per reception. Juwan Johnson, a 6'4", 231-pound tight end, should be a key player in moving the chains and in red zone situations, though his effectiveness has been limited by injuries. After playing 16 games in 2023, he participated in only 13 games last season, which impacted his performance. For the offense to take a step forward this NFL betting season, all key players need to stay healthy and perform as a cohesive unit. Otherwise, another inefficient showing is likely.

Last season, the Saints faced five playoff-bound teams, splitting their two games against the division rival Buccaneers and going 0-4 both straight up and against the spread versus other four. This highlights how far the franchise is from being a contender, as reflected in their nearly 4-1 odds to win the NFC South, +4200 odds to win the NFC, and over 100-1 odds to win the Super Bowl. Consequently, their season win total has dropped by two games from the 9.5 mark set a year ago. Dennis Allen and his restructured staff have a favorable schedule, ranked as the second easiest in their division and fifth easiest overall by Sharp Football Analysis. Despite this, sportsbooks predict the Saints will miss the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, with the "No" to qualify being a heavy -200 favorite.

New Orleans Saints Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Carolina Panthers - -
Week 2 at Dallas Cowboys - -
Week 3 vs. Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 4 at Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 5 at Kansas City Chiefs - -
Week 6 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - -
Week 7 vs. Denver Broncos - -
Week 8 at Los Angeles Chargers - -
Week 9 at Carolina Panthers - -
Week 10 vs. Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 11 vs. Cleveland Browns - -
Week 12 BYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. Los Angeles Rams - -
Week 14 at New York Giants - -
Week 15 vs. Washington Commanders - -
Week 16 at Green Bay Packers - -
Week 17 vs. Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 18 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - -

Founded in 1967 as an expansion team, the New Orleans Saints have experienced both ineptitude and glory throughout their history. In the early years, the Saints struggled, failing to post a winning record until the 1987 season. Gayle Benson, the widow of the legendary owner Tom Benson, currently owns the team. The original owner, John Mecom Jr., is remembered for fielding colorful but often losing teams. Despite a rocky start, the Saints' history is marked by significant achievements and unforgettable moments.

Despite these tough times, one player stood out: quarterback Archie Manning. Manning became a legend, admired by Saints fans for his efforts on some of the worst teams in the league. The franchise began to turn around under head coach Jim Mora, who led the Saints to their first four playoff berths from 1986 to 1995. This era marked the team's first period of serious contention in the NFL.

The most successful period in Saints history came under head coach Sean Payton, who took over in 2006. From 2006 to 2020, the Saints made nine playoff appearances and won the Super Bowl in the 2009-10 season, the only title in franchise history. Despite being suspended for a season due to the infamous Bountygate scandal, Payton's legacy remains strong, largely due to his partnership with quarterback Drew Brees. Together, they formed one of the NFL's most prolific offenses. Payton might be selected for the Hall of Fame someday, but Brees will enter the Hall as part of the 2024 class.

Since Payton parted ways with the team following the 2021-22 season, the Saints are yet to win the NFC South or punch a ticket to the playoffs as a wild card entrant.

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New Orleans Saints Past Seasons (2000)

2023 9-8 None
2022 7-10 None
2021 9-8 None
2020 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2019 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2018 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2017 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2016 7-9 None
2015 7-9 None
2014 7-9 None
2013 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2012 7-9 None
2011 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2010 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2009 13-3 Won Super Bowl
2008 8-8 None
2007 7-9 None
2006 10-6 Lost Conference Championship
2005 3-13 None
2004 8-8 None
2003 8-8 None
2002 9-7 None
2001 7-9 None
2000 10-6 Lost Divisional Round

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