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The top offenses in the NFL have been unbelievably fun to watch through the first half of the season. Kanas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes is playing at an MVP level, while Todd Gurley and Jared Goff have the Los Angeles Rams looking like an All-99 Madden team. And then there's New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has led his team to a sparkling 6-1 record and even became the NFL's all-time leading passer in Week 5. 

While the Rams are undefeated, they don't have the best, or even second-best, offense in the NFL. Those titles belong to the Chiefs and Saints, who are both currently playing at a record-setting pace. 


Using the "points per drive" stat, calculating how many points a team averages on every drive, both the Chiefs and Saints currently have higher PPD than any other team in NFL history 


2018 New Orleans Saints: 3.39

2018 Kansas City Chiefs: 3.38

2007 New England Patriots: 3.37

2016 Atlanta Falcons: 3.06

2011 Green Bay Packers: 3.05


If we count the half-seasons from the Saints and Chiefs, these are the only five teams to ever average more than a field goal per drive. This info comes from Football Outsiders, which has stats going back to the 1993 season. 

It is interesting to see that none of the other three teams on this list won the Super Bowl, although Atlanta and New England both made it there. Unfortunately for them, there's no real correlation between this and winning a championship, even though the other three teams were all No. 1 seeds. 


While the Chiefs and Saints may have the honor of being on this list, the Rams are still third in the NFL at 2.90 PPD, and they actually lead the NFL in net PPD at 1.06 -- net includes the team's defensive PPD, meaning the Rams have a far superior defense to the Chiefs or Saints. 


Even though the Chiefs and Saints have historic offenses, it might still be the Rams who lift the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the year. 


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