From the start of October all the way into December, the NFL’s two most productive backs have both been Saints. Indeed, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have been a huge reason for New Orleans ripping off wins in nine of 10 games following their sluggish 0-2 start to the 2017 season.
Each back is prolific carrying the ball out of the backfield or serving as a dynamic receiving option for Drew Brees, and they present coach Sean Payton with a myriad of ways to create mismatches against defenses.
Geoff Schwartz breaks down how exactly the Saints have constructed their offense to take advantage of their backs’ vast skill sets in becoming an impossible dilemma for defensive coordinators around the league. No matter what they do, Payton has a counter thanks to his do-it-all backs.
For years, the Saints went only as far as Brees could take ‘em. Now, their offense can beat you in so many ways — and that’s bad news for the rest of the league.