4. New Orleans Saints

Last Week's Rank: 4
Record: 4 - 1
This Week: W @ Panthers, 30-27
Up Next: @ Buccaneers, 4:15, Sunday
Trending: Up

The New Orleans Saints are once again in very familiar territory: sole possession of first place in the NFC South. However, New Orleans did make a narrow escape in their first match-up against a division foe in the Carolina Panthers. With a subpar defense, the key to the Saints' success is through their high-flying offense. But as the early season has shown, a skilled offensive opponent can give these guys some problems. Fortunately for them, their next real challenge doesn't come till Week 10. —Jose Martinez