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It seems like no matter how bad their defense performs, the New Orleans Saints just keep ​marching on.


According to the latest odds released by FanDuel Sportsbook, the New Orleans Saints still find themselves as ​favorites to win the NFC South after their dramatic win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3.

While they're still the favorites to take the division crown, there isn't much breathing room for New Orleans right now.

The Saints sit in a three-way tie atop the division with the Panthers, who just got a huge boost on defense by ​signing safety Eric Reid, and the Buccaneers, who beat New Orleans (and many ​survivor pool participants) to start the season.

The Saints may be favored now, but if they want to continue being the oddsmakers' favorite to take the NFC South, their defense desperately needs to tidy things up moving forward. After all, Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and ​Michael Thomas can't bail them out every week. 


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