Fleur-De-Lis Fever | 10 Predictions For the New Orleans Saints

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Published: July 15, 2009

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... is oozing out of from every Saints' message board.

People calling into sports talk radio shows across Louisiana are hoping for a Super Bowl parade.

I guess it's time to dust off the ol' crystal ball and make some black and gold predictions.


1. Drew Brees will not lead the league in passing yardage.

Sorry to start off in such a negative fashion. It gets better. I promise.

Brees has been either first or second in the league in passing yardage in each of his three years in New Orleans. Because of improvements in the running game and the defense, Brees won't have to throw as much this season as he did in seasons past. 

Philip Rivers, Brees' former backup, will take Brees' title as the passing leader.


2. The Saints will improve their turnover ratio from -4 to +4.

It's not so much that the Saints turned the ball over at a high rate last season, it's that the...

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