You can do the math, but 12 teams make the playoffs. It seems our voters view the Saints as being a team right on the cusp of a playoff team.
I think that’s a pretty fair assessment for a team that should have a very good offense, but still has major concerns about its defense.
For the record, I had the Saints as a playoff team in my season prediction. I have the Saints going 9-7 and earning a wild-card spot.