Saints are consensus top-5 team in Bleacher Report's expert power rankings
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By John Sigler

Hold onto something, because the New Orleans Saints are catching some praise in the latest Big Media Power Rankings. Bleacher Report dropped their experts‘ consensus take earlier this week, and arrived at a not-that-shocking conclusion: the Saints one of the NFL’s 5 best teams.

It’s fixing to be quite the season for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Assuming Brees’ right arm doesn’t fall off between now and October, the 39-year-old is going to become the NFL’s all-time leading passer. Even more importantly, Brees has a good chance at taking the Saints to the Super Bowl for the first time in almost a decade.

The offense gets most of the run—with good reason. There’s talent galore in New Orleans’ high-octane unit, including the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year in running back Alvin Kamara.

But the defense is nothing to sneeze at either. End Cameron Jordan is one of the best players in the NFL, and New Orleans also has the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year in cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

The Saints aren’t just really good; this team is as balanced as any team Brees has led since the 2009 team won Super Bowl...

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