By Roy Anderson
Through the first three weeks of 2018, the Saints had one of the worst defenses in the league. After Week 5, it’s finally starting to look like it’s coming together.
If you’re a Saints fan, you’re used to this. Amazing offense led by one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and a defense that keeps you guessing game to game and year to year. Last season was one of the most memorable in that regard as they opened the season 0-2 getting shredded by the Vikings and Patriots and almost went to the Super Bowl after it was all said and done.
This year seemed worse as the first team to humiliate the Saints defense was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who haven’t looked terribly good since. And New Orleans only barely squeaked out a win over the Browns due to one of the worst performances by a place kicker in modern history. Both of those games at home in the Superdome.
Then came in a win in Atlanta but one that went into overtime to a 1-4 team and allowed a rookie receiver to become the Rookie of the Week. But things turned around in Week 4 on the road against the Giants. Holding rookie phenom Saquon Barkley to 100 total yards from scrimmage when he’s been looking like this year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year front-runner and limiting the Giants to 18...