The champion of last year’s Super Bowl, the New Orleans Saints enter the playoffs looking for a second Super Bowl ring in two years. The Saints are slightly banged up, playing without two different running backs. The Saints were forced to sign Deshawn Wynn out of free agency at the end of the regular season. One of the running backs injured for the Saints is Pierre Thomas. Thomas was a primary offensive producer for the team all season. The Saints do still have running back Reggie Bush, one of the fastest players in the league, looking very good towards the end of the season.
The Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees hasn’t had a great season, throwing over 20 interceptions during the regular season. Brees was last years Super Bowl MVP however, and knows how to win in the big games. Not to mention the fact that Drew will pretty much have a warm-up game against Seattle for their first playoff game.
As long as the defense stays healthy throughout the playoffs they should be fine holding offenses to low enough numbers for Brees and the high powered Saints offense to take control. Jonathan Vilma, one of the top ten middle linebackers in the game will be bringing his “A” game for the playoffs. With a high calibur quarterback like Brees, a speedy all purpose back like Bush, and an overall solid defense, the Saints have a great chance at returning to greatness, being named this years Super Bowl winners.