The New Orleans Saints weren’t able to snag a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs, but that doesn’t change the fact that the hottest team in football is the biggest threat to dethrone the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers and high-flying defending champion Packers were cast as an indomitable juggernaut as they flirted with an undefeated season, but a loss to the underachieving Kansas City Chiefs reminded the football world that Green Bay is vulnerable.
A team with the right combination of talent, execution and good fortune could sneak past the Packers, even at Lambeau Field.
Riding an eight-game winning streak, the Saints have looked like the best team in the NFL in the second half of the season. Though New Orleans has been beaten three times this season, the Saints have the best point differential in the league, outscoring their opponents by a total of 208 points on the season.
Winning in Green Bay with the NFC championship on the line is daunting challenge, but if any team is up to it, it’s Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.