Saints Continue to Climb ESPN’s Preseason NFL Power Rankings

here are some New Orleans Saints positivity for you: ESPN’s NFL Nation reporters released their preseason power rankings, and black and gold continue to climb positions in the ranking. The Saints are now ranked 19th (they were previously ranked slightly lower at 21st, putting them well above their competition in the weak NFC South).

What about the other teams in the division? He Tampa Bay Buccaneers they have stalled all the way in 30th place (repeating from their last placement), with the preseason pick in vogue Atlanta Falcons it placed above them at 28th (dropping a couple of spots from 26th). He carolina panthers They were there with the 22nd-ranked Saints last time out, but they’re running in place as New Orleans moves on.

That’s encouraging, even if the Saints are still ranked in the bottom half of the league. Derek Carr He has a lot of work to do to elevate his offense and show that he can lead this team to the playoffs. That’s something he only did once in nine years with the Las Vegas RaidersTherefore, some skepticism is justified.

But these power rankings are ultimately nothing more than vibration checks to see how each team is perceived by outsiders. We’ll find out who the Saints are and where they can go this year when the regular season begins on September 10. .

The story originally appeared on Saints Wire

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