The New Orleans Saints are at a crossroads for the season

The New Orleans Saints are at a crossroads for the season

The Saints are on the verge of missing the playoffs if they don’t turn things around

With a streak of three consecutive losing games not seen since the 2016 season, the New Orleans Saints are now walking a tightrope on their way to the Playoffs. The offense and defense of this team have been on poor streaks lately, and that now puts them in a tough spot if they really want to make it to the latter stages of the season.

The 5-5 record means that the Saints are technically still in line for the seventh seed in the NFC playoffs due to tiebreakers. However, they should come out on top in the games to come, or their efforts will simply go down to the wire. The good news is that several injured players are likely to return to the field, such as running back Alvin Kamara and offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk.

There are currently a total of eight teams with a similar amount of losses that are fighting their way into the bottom two spots, which makes the competition even more fierce. The Saints have to act fast, and literally fast, as they face the challenge of a short week hosting the Buffalo Bills next Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. Then, a week later, they will also stay at home to host the Dallas Cowboys.

“The urgency’s at an all-time high right now – as it was before [Sunday’s loss]. But it’s high for sure,” Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian said after he threw his first two interceptions of the season at Philadelphia. “I think one [positive about our mindset] is no one is saying, ‘Hey, we’re dinged up.’ You know, it’s the NFL. The train’s moving. We’ll be ready to play Thursday.”

It looks like the team’s attitude and fighting spirit are there, and we’ve already seen them beat some great teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in a week where they even had several challenges based on major player injuries. They just need to get their claws back out and show what they are made of.

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