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The Saints are simply the most complete team in the NFL.
They have one of the best—if not the best—quarterbacks in the league, followed by the National Football League's best offense. The defense has subpar numbers but makes stops when it counts, and the special teams is one of the greatest in the country. Not only do they have a talented roster, but they also have some of the best coaches in the league, all the way from head coach to positional coaches.
The other Super Bowl contenders seem to have many questions and holes in their games.
The New England Patriots have no defense whatsoever and would likely get tormented by a team like New Orleans. The Patriots also have the league's 21st-ranked rushing attack, and that will not be good enough to win a Super Bowl.
The Baltimore Ravens have a great defense, ranking fifth against the pass and second against the run, but their offense seems as if it just leaves something to be desired. They have put up points against good teams this year, but have completely flopped against other teams. Joe Flacco and the Ravens need more from their offense to be legitimate contenders.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are very similar to the Ravens. They have a great defense, but it is not certain the offense can carry the team if it has to. The Ravens and Steelers would likely lose if they got into a shootout with a superior offense.
The only other team that has as good of a shot at the Super Bowl as the Saints is the undefeated Green Bay Packers. They also can say they beat the Saints in their Week 1 matchup. However, I would still favor the Saints over the Packers as Super Bowl favorites because of the Saints' ability to run the ball and the Saints' superior special teams unit.
The Saints have the best shot at Super Bowl XLVI because of their capability to play all facets of the game very well.