The Saints came back strong with a 13-3 record and recorded one of the best offensive performances in NFL history. A myriad of poor defensive plays against the San Francisco 49ers prevented a return to the NFC Championship game.
In a pandemic year, the Saints were able to persevere and get to a 12-4 record. They entered as the #2 seed. Beat the Bears with defense and laid an absolute egg against Tampa Bay. Drew Brees rides off into the sunset!
In a year plagues again by COVID outages and really inconsistent play on the offensive side of the ball, the Saints were left out of the playoff race. Turns out, Sean Payton was the one to ride off in the sunset this year.