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USA Today sportswriter Nate Davis has high expectations for the Saints this season.

Davis predicts the Saints will finish with a 10-6 record behind the Carolina Panthers (11-5) in the NFC South, but the Saints will fail to qualify for the postseason.

Said Davis: The Saints "lost their final five games at Superdome in 2014 and still finished 7-9. Don't expect that streak to continue, especially with a favorable schedule and, theoretically, improved run game and D."

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