The New Orleans Saints had not won a season opener in five years and they were long overdue for a big one. After having the last two seasons end in heartbreaking agony, the only way to get past it would be with a big win. That is exactly what they delivered with a 58-yard field goal from Wil Lutz as time expired, but do the major media outlets still think they are worthy of being at the top of the NFL?
As recapped by The Inquisitr, the Saints escaped with a big win against the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football to start the season. It was a back-and-forth contest that really helped the city and the franchise after ending the last two years in agonizing fashion.
The Saints came into this season as one of the favorites to reach the Super Bowl, but are they still seen that way after one week? The major media outlets released their 2019 NFL Power Rankings after the first week of the season and many of them still feel as if the Saints are the team to beat in the NFC.