As long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are still in NO, the media as always going to see them as the favorite. The loss of Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills is definitely going to hurt them, but Brandin Cooks is a good receiver and as long as Brees is back there...they are dangerous. What is really going to get New Orleans is there defense. Only a few years removed from having the worst defense in the league and Junior Galette is injured. I think NO finishes around 7 wins because they have the QB that can put up points...but not the defense to stop other teams.