NFL Predictions 2010 - New Orleans Saints Favorites to Repeat in 2010 NFL Odds: The party on Bourbon Street hasn’t stopped for the New Orleans Saints since their 2009 Super Bowl picks victory and, with 4-1 NFL odds to represent the NFC Conference again, the Vegas odds makers predict another parade come 2011. Yet, will all that partying create a Super Bowl “hangover” for the Saints in the 2010 NFL predictions season. Just ask the 2006 and 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers, who failed to qualify for the playoffs after each of their recent Super Bowl championships.
The Saints are loaded. Quarterback Drew Brees returns to lead a high-powered offense that, in 2009, featured a balance passing and rushing attack. The running game is powered by tailbacks Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, and the diverse passing game features Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, and Lance Moore. Meachem could be a break-out player in the 2010 NFL predictions season, but the Saints like to spread the ball around and all four receivers, plus tight end Jeremy Shockey will all get their touches.
Despite giving-up a lot of yardage in 2009, the defense showed great strides, with the secondary intercepting 26 balls and the team scoring 8 touchdowns on defense. Safety Darren Sharper leads the secondary. He scored three touchdowns on interceptions returns a year ago and seems to come away with the big pick at the right time. Jonathan Vilma is hard-hitting inside linebacker and the Saints have an underrated defensive line with DE Will Smith the sack leader.
The Saints are loaded, with all the main components back to make another run at greatness and the Super Bowl XLV picks matchup. How head coach Sean Payton will get them ready for the NFL predictions season and how they respond to success will go a long way into how they perform in 2010. The Saints have a tough 2010 NFL schedule, starting with the Minnesota Vikings on NFL opening night, so they’ll get tested early to see if they have the right stuff to repeat as Super Bowl champs in 2010.
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