The New Orleans Saints are one of five remaining undefeated teams this season and are now sitting at 4-0 and atop the NFC South. As of Oct. 1, 2013, others realized their work too and that is why the Saints moved up quite a bit in all of the major NFL Power Rankings.
People are really starting to believe in the Saints and know that they are true Super Bowl contenders. An opening win over Atlanta, a road win against Tampa Bay, and a thrashing of the Cardinals didn't seem to prove too much. The Saints demolishing the formerly undefeated Miami Dolphins on Monday night was another story.
Teams don't need to just worry about the explosive offense of the Saints now, but they've got to watch out for the defense. There is no denying that this team is right up there with the Super Bowl-winning team of 2009, but chances are that they are even better.
As for now, let's see where the major sports outlets have the Saints ranked in their NFL Power Rankings.
FoxSports.com: The Saints moved up from 6th to 4th
The last time the Saints started a season 4-0, they went on to win the Super Bowl!
CBS - Pat Kirwan: The Saints moved up from 4th to 3rd
Who says a coach doesn't make a difference? Drew Brees has so many weapons and the defense ain't bad!
CBS - Pete Prisco: The Saints stayed put at 4th
The way they play on offense really helps that defense with the pressure looks. Be careful this week in Chicago.
ESPN: The Saints stayed even at 3rd
On throws deeper than 10 yards downfield, nobody has more catches (14), yards (346) or touchdowns (four) than Jimmy Graham. Chicago gets the next shot at stopping him. Good luck.
NFL.com: The Saints stayed at 4th
We haven't seen anything like Drew Brees' line Monday night -- completing 30 of 39 passes for 413 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions -- since "QB Bills" was slinging it around in Tecmo Super Bowl. That was another impressive showing from the Saints' defense, by the way.
Yahoo Sports: Stayed put at 3rd
If this is how the defense will perform the entire season, the NFC championship probably comes down to whether the title game is in Seattle or New Orleans.
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