The New Orleans Saints have now won five straight games, including the last two on the road against teams with winning records, capped off by a 38-3 trouncing of Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That streak, along with the Saints looking dominate against a fellow NFC-favorite, has Saints fans extremely confident.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a full 100 percent of responding Saints fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 70 percent last week and 67 percent the week before. The last time confidence was this high, the Saints immediately lost to the Green Bay Packers.
The last time fan confidence was at 100% before the Packers loss was right before the Saints’ Week 2 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
This weekend, the Saints return home for another difficult test against the reigning NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. Fans around the country have picked the Saints to win that game.
Nationally, fans were also asked who should win the league’s biggest awards. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was picked as the MVP, edging out Russell Wilson. However, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was picked as Offensive Player of the Year.
On the other side of the ball, Rams superstar defensive tackle Aaron Donald was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores was picked as the Coach of the Year. Chargers QB Justin Herbert, who the Raiders just beat, was picked as the Offensive Rookie of the Year. He edged out fellow rookie signal callers Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa.
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