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Saints Fans Will Love Peter King's 2022 NFL Power Rankings

Larry Rupp
New Orleans Saints fans will love Peter King's 2022 NFL power rankings.
New Orleans Saints fans will love Peter King's 2022 NFL power rankings. / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints enter a new era of football in the fall after head coach Sean Payton departed for FOX Sports in the offseason. Dennis Allen will now take over a roster with a revamped offense and Peter King doesn't expect the team to miss a beat given its spot in his 2022 NFL power rankings.

New Orleans Saints Power Rankings

King ranks the Saints as the 11th-best team in the NFL, which trails only five other NFC squads. It puts them in line to compete with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 6) for the division title, or at least secure a Wild Card spot. Keep in mind the Saints check in ahead of both the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings.

The basis of King's explanation comes down to how much weaponry the front office has surrounded quarterback Jameis Winston with. Drafting Chris Olave in the first round of the 2022 Draft and signing veteran Jarvis Landry to join returning wideout Michael Thomas creates a dangerous trio.

Winston may have led the Saints to a 5-2 record in his seven starts last season, but he only averaged 167.1 passing yards per game and posted a 59.0% completion percentage. Bettering those marks in 2022 could lead to even more victories, especially considering how the Saints' defense stacks up.

New Orleans finished with the third-best total DVOA rating in 2021 and then signed a pair of standout safeties in Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye. That's a scary sight for opposing quarterbacks.

The Saints have odds set at +132 to make the playoffs next season and odds set at +4000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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