Saints determined to make another Super Bowl run

Wanda Wiedman, Saints contributor

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63 

Since the beginning of the season, it has been all about quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs heading to the Super Bowl to challenge the Los Angeles Rams.  But silently and methodically the New Orleans Saints have been keeping pace with the two powerhouse teams.

No one seems to talk about how the Saints are 9-1, alongside the Chiefs and Rams. The love fest displayed for the young quarterback Mahomes has several media analysts salivating. While the Rams run game cannot be matched.

But in New Orleans stands a humble, veteran QB in Drew Brees. He has tasted the sweet elation of a Super Bowl win and can see it as it gets closer.

Most sports shows had Brees already retired prior to the season. But not the Saints. They held on to their quarterback, who they believe can get them to the promise land. Right now, Brees holds the NFL record for the most passes thrown at 73,409, the most touchdowns at 513 and, in the last four weeks, has put up more than 30 points a game.

Brees is the most prolific pocket passer in the league right now. His love for the game shows in every play he completes, his leadership in the huddle and the respect he gets from every player in the league. His work ethic is over the top and his football knowledge is off the charts.

When Brees was traded to the Saints from the then San Diego Chargers, he embraced a city that needed something to believe in. He wasn’t a savior, but he was going to give the people of New Orleans something to cheer about. Drew Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl championship in 2009.

But he couldn’t do what he does on the field without his current play makers in wide receiver Michael Thomas, (who is a fantasy owners dream), the  running back duo of Mark Ingram Jr. and Alvin Kamara, and tight end Benjamin Watson.

But great teams have to win in all phases. The Saints defense is ranked second in stopping the run, right behind the Chicago Bears. However, their passing defense needs some work, but can hold their own when it’s crunch time.

Do not be surprised if the Saints overtake the Rams to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. As long as Drew Brees is healthy, along with the rest of his targets, there is no stopping him or the New Orleans Saints.

Let’s face it, Brees deserves another ring. All his records and hard work can’t just sit at just one ring. The Saints have what it takes, they just have to trust that Brees will get them there.


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