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In light of the Seattle Seahawks dominance over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, New Orleans Saints fans should be a bit more optimistic about their team's offense in 2014. As Dave Cariello of Canal Street Chronicles points out, the Saints fared much better against the Seahawks defense than the record-setting Bronco's offense did.

What makes it even more impressive is that while the Saints played in the windy, cold, hostile environment of CenturyLink Field, the Broncos had clear weather in a neutral stadium. Yes, the Saints were handed an embarrassing loss by Seattle when they first met earlier in the season, but in the game that really counted they showed up and put in a much more respectable effort. They ran the ball very effectively against a physical Seattle defense that completely shut down the Bronco's offense.

While the Broncos managed just 27 yards on 13 carries (excluding Peyton Manning's one run) for a meager 2.1 YPC, the Saints put up 108 yards on 26 carries, good for 4.2 YPC. Through the air, the Broncos netted 280 yards on 49 attempts (5.7 YPA), but the Saints recorded 309 yards on 43 attempts (7.2 YPA).

I'm not trying to say that the Saints will have a better offense than the Broncos in 2014, but that is definitely within the realm of possibility. The Saints run game showed significant improvement in their two playoff games, and Saints' fans should be very excited about the development of Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. If they can continue to run the ball effectively it will make them a much more formidable opponent, especially on the road in outdoor stadiums where they have struggled in the past.

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The run game is the key.
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Win when it counts is key.

Laid an egg in NY and STL. Couldn't close out NE. Got out-muscled by Carolina and Seattle (twice)
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Only goes to show that statistics are for losers.
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In light of the Seattle Seahawks dominance over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, New Orleans Saints fans should be a bit more optimistic about their team's offense in 2014.
New Orleans Saints: An Offense in Perspective

most of us did not panic last year and call for whole sale changes. again this year you can point out a couple of plays here and there in losses but it boils down to no matter how bad the team played except NYJ and Seattle we were in the game to the end

So no panic again this year. tweak the roster a bit and we will be making another run next year. better and stronger than ever

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Win when it counts is key.

Laid an egg in NY and STL. Couldn't close out NE. Got out-muscled by Carolina and Seattle (twice)
You won't catch me arguing that the offense is not what it used to be, but those are all good defenses with really good defensive lines that we didn't match up well against. Pats game was more of a time management/playcalling thing, that falls on Payton. Seattle and Carolina are the elite of the elite on defense. We beat the pants off Carolina at home, played them close on the road and hung tough with Seattle in a road playoff game for the most part.
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You won't catch me arguing that the offense is not what it used to be, but those are all good defenses with really good defensive lines that we didn't match up well against. Pats game was more of a time management/playcalling thing, that falls on Payton. Seattle and Carolina are the elite of the elite on defense. We beat the pants off Carolina at home, played them close on the road and hung tough with Seattle in a road playoff game for the most part.
If we beef up our O-line where Drew has more time and the running backs have more holes, that will give us a better game against the power house defenses.
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Re: New Orleans Saints: An Offense in Perspective

This article and that game smacks a lot of assumptions in the face.

Drew is declining we need a better QB - He did better than Manning.
We need better receivers - Have you looked at Denvers All-pro's and Pro-Bowl receivers?
Our o-line sucks and not having a marquis RB is our problem - See Denver's line / Moreno (1000 yard back)
Sean Payton cant call plays - Neither can arguably one of the best mechanics of the game Payton Manning.

We had perceivably less and did more.
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read my post back to the basics! people defense wins games plain and simple. run the ball! establish the run and that will open up the passing game. the problem with today's nfl is its become this pass first league. that's the main reason why we lost a lot of games this year is because of the lack of running we were doing early on. we became too predictable. it was times i knew what play we were running before we ran the play and the opposing defense knew it as well. sean peyton play calling at times showed his year off of play calling (i hope that what it was). we had one of the most premier screen offenses in the nfl and that become almost non existant this year. defenses were keying in on sprolles or p thomas for the screen pass. we couldnt run block and our pass protection looked weak and feable. in order for us to have a successful season this up and coming year that is what we would have to do. run block and pass protect. our defense should be one of the more premier defenses this up and coming season (i sure hope so especially after getting rid of harper and greer). i got my eye out for tampa, washington, seattle, san francisco, carolina, atlanta, new york and arizona to be some noise makers this up and coming season all with top notch defenses so we better be able to do just that run and protect!
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