Power Rankings: Saints at No. 13

As we head into the first week of the regular season, the ESPN.com Power Rankings are out and the New Orleans Saints came in at No. 13.

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.