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Sitting at 6-1; Taking a Look at the Saints Next Four Opponents

The Saints are sitting at 6-1 atop the NFC South right now, and many think they are a legit contender to the Los Angeles Rams as the best team in the NFC.

With nine games left in the 2018 season, today we take a look at what’s ahead in the next four weeks, as the team will look to stay up at the top of the division and continue to fight for a possible first-round bye come the postseason if things head in the right direction.

November 4th vs Los Angeles Rams

A true measuring stick for the Saints, their game this Sunday against the unbeaten Rams will tell us a lot as to where the Saints measure up against the ‘best’ team in the NFC. You have to give props to the Rams for what they have done to this point, but this game being at home could be a great chance to see the Saints knock the Rams off their perch at the top of the conference.

November 11th at Cincinnati Bengals

An interesting game against the AFC North’s Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium, again it’s a chance for the Saints to go on the road and flex their muscles against a good team from the ‘other’ conference. Cincy has played solid football this season, sitting behind the Steelers for second place in the AFC North, and with a solid defense, Drew Brees and company will be tested in what could be an interesting road test.

November 18th vs Philadelphia Eagles

The road to being the best in the NFC gets no easier in three weeks, as the Eagles fly into the Superdome to try and take down Brees and the Saints in what should be another good test. The Eagles have clearly not played as well as last season when they were the Super Bowl champs, but they are starting to look more like that team that took down the Pats last year in Minnesota to win their first title than the one that was struggling most of the season. Clearly a game the Saints can’t fall asleep on.

November 22nd vs Atlanta Falcons

The finale of this four-game stretch will see a very rare Thanksgiving affair for the Saints at home against the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan. It was back in week three where the Saints racked up a whole lot of yards and points in an overtime win over the Falcons, and since then Atlanta has been hit with a bunch of injuries as well as some not so good play. At 3-4 this could be a game where a win can basically knock the Falcons out of the postseason race in the NFC.


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