October 1st, 2013
Thus far into the 2013 NFL season we have seen many surprises. One of the biggest is the 4-0 Saints. I knew that the Saints would be having a much better season then last year's 7-9 campaign with the return of head coach Sean Payton, but I never would have expected this.
The Saints players have been playing phenomenally. Two big parts of this year's great start have been Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. Already, Brees has thrown for 1,434 yards, second only to Peyton Manning, and has climbed to sixth on the NFL career passing yards leaderboard. We all knew that Jimmy Graham would have a great season, but every Sunday he continues to blow my mind. He is currently second this season for receiving yards (Julio Jones, 481 yards) with 458 yards, almost 100 yards more than the TE with the third most receiving yards (Antonio Gates, 364 yards).
Another big part of the Saints big year is the return of head coach Sean Payton. Payton has a way of changing the atmosphere on the field and in the locker room. Without Payton back, I have no doubt that this team would have lost a game already.
Are the Saints for real? I think that they definitely are, and with the Falcons struggling already (1-3), the Saints are definitely the top dogs to win the NFC South. NFL, watch out for the Saints!