Thomas Morstead is NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after stellar Week 1 performance - Canal Street Chronicles
Following his great performance in week 1, including 5 punts and a crucial pop-up punt that was recovered by Bennie Fowler, Thomas Morstead is named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Walker: Saints still keeping it (under) 100...Everything you need to know about the defense’s 44-game streak - NOLA
The Saints have not allowed a an opposing rusher to go over 100 yards since November of 2017, reaching a 44-game streak, including this past week 1 victory.
According to Five Thirty Eight, Football Outsiders, and Oddshark, the Saints remain in the top 3 teams most likely to win the Super Bowl, topping the list for Football Outsiders.
Comparing the last time the Saints played with Michael Thomas, which was a 2016 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to how the Saints will attempt to play without Michael Thomas for the first time in 58 games.
In a recent interview, Las Vegas Raiders quaterback Derek Carr spoke very highly of Drew Brees, saying, “He’s one of the best to ever play the game.”
The Saints overall have an average rank of #3 in various NFL Power Rankings, with the lowest being a #4 ranking from the NFL and a #2 ranking from both Sports Illustrated and Yahoo.
Three New Orleans Saints legends nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021 - New Orleans Saints
Former Saints linebackers Sam Mills and Pat Swilling and defensive tackle La’Roi Glover have been nominated for the 2021 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.