Saints Are Being Disrespected by 2020 NFL Season Win Total After Finishing Tied for the Best Record in the NFC

Zach Brunner
Drew Brees and the Saints won 13 games last season.
Drew Brees and the Saints won 13 games last season. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints have enjoyed their spot atop the NFC South for the past three seasons, and they have competed as a Super Bowl contender for a number of years. They have had an active start to the offseason, seemingly improving on an already solid team. Still, they have been disrespected by the win total that has been projected for them.

New Orleans Saints Win Total

FanDuel Sportsbook has created win total bets for all 32 teams, and the total set for New Orleans may leave Saints fans feeling disrespected. Currently, the total is set at 10.5 for the Saints with the over and under set at the same odds (-110).

The Saints have won their division each of the past three seasons, winning more than 10.5 games in each of them. Last season the team tied for the best record in the NFC, winning 13 games, and that was with Drew Brees missing extended time. An argument could also be made that the Saints have gotten even better this offseason.

The two big acquisitions for New Orleans have been at safety, with Malcolm Jenkins, and at wide receiver, with Emmanuel Sanders. Adding Jenkins improves a secondary that will have to face Tom Brady, Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Ryan two times each. The Sanders addition gives the Saints another receiving threat to go along with Michael Thomas, Jared Cook and Alvin Kamara, which will be tough for any defense to stop.

It's easy to see how a projected win total that has the Saints taking a step back would be insulting, given their recent history and the offseason signings.

Get $20 FREE when you sign up for FanDuel Racing, plus we’ll match your first deposit in site credit up to $50!