7th New Orleans Saints
Points per Game: 18.0 (25th in the league)
Points Against per Game: 16.0 (5th in the league)
The addition of Derek Carr has helped this offense but they still aren't at full strength until they get back Alvin Kamara in week four. Right now though it's been the defense that has kept them in games while the offense continues to gel around Carr. Getting Kamara back should bring a huge boost to an offense that is just barely getting by. If they can get this back up and running with Kamara look out because the Saints could be a threat out of the south.
6th Atlanta Falcons
Points per Game: 24.5 (14th in the league)
Points Against per Game: 17.0 (8th in the league)
Not many expected the Falcons to come out red hot this season but behind this tough defense they've been able to win early and start the season off strong. Rookie Bjian Robinson has done a nice job when on the field and Desmond Ritter has done a nice job protecting the football but the two-headed monster backfield has beat up opposing defenses. If they can get Kyle Pitts on track then it would open this offense up even more, in the running game and for Drake London on the outside.
5th Washington Commanders
Points per Game: 27.5 (7th in the league)
Points Against per Game: 24.5 (17th in the league)
For a team that has had to complete two straight fourth-quarter comebacks, the Commanders seem like a team that is at times asleep at the wheel. But when they wake up they are a tough team to beat with a stout defensive line and aggressive secondary they can hang with anyone. Quarterback San Howell looks the part and Brian Robinson has done an excellent job as their starting running back. If they can figure out a way to hit the ground running at the beginning of games this defense will make it hard for teams to mount a comeback against them.