New Orleans Saints Super Bowl 50 Odds Analysis
2014 Season in Review
The GoodWhen you’ve got a future Hall of fame quarterback leading the way, you’re definitely going to be able to do some good things and the Saints (7-9 SU, 6-10 ATS, 10-6 O/U) did last season in spite of their shortcomings. New Orleans ranked first in total offense by finishing third in passing (297.8 ypg) and a respectable 13th in rushing. Brees tied Ben Roethlisberger for the league passing crown with 4,952 yards, although no Saints receiver racked up a 1,000-yard receiving season. wide receivers Kenny Stills (931 yards) and Marques Colston (902 yards, along with tight end Jimmy Graham (889 yards) all came close to the benchmark figure as the Saints finished ninth in scoring (25.1 ppg). Along the way, Graham and guard Jahri Evans both earned Pro Bowl berths.
The BadUnfortunately for New Orleans, as explosive as their offense was, that’s how pitiful their defense was in 2014. New Orleans finished 31st in total defense by ranking 25th against the pass and 29th against the run. Not only that, but the Saints obviously gave up tons of points in finishing 28th in points allowed (26.5 ppg).
The UglyThere’s no way around it…New Orleans played absolutely ‘ugly’ football defensively last season, derailing a powerful offense that put points on the board with the best teams in the league.
Let’s take a look at the Saints’ statistics from this past season.
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