Are The New Orleans Saints The Best Team In October?

Are The New Orleans Saints The Best Team In October?
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After a devastating loss against the Packers on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints sit at 2-1 through the opening month of the NFL season. The Saints' first loss of the year hits doubly hard as QB Derek Carr also suffered a shoulder injury in the third quarter of the contest. But if recent history is any indication, Saints fans should still be very excited to turn the calendar over.

With the second month of the 2023 NFL season just on the horizon, is looking at the Saints’ recent performance in October to see how it compares to the rest of the teams in the league. This information may help those who participate in Louisiana sports betting.

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NFL Team Records in the Month of October Since 2018

Using, we ranked all 32 franchises based on their October win percentage over the past five years. Below is information you won't find on Louisiana betting apps, but will certainly give you an edge in October betting.

RankTeamRecordWin %
1New Orleans Saints15-4.789
2Minnesota Vikings14-5.737
3Baltimore Ravens13-6.684
T-4Los Angeles Rams14-7.667
T-4Pittsburgh Steelers12-6.667
T-6Seattle Seahawks13-7.650
T-6Green Bay Packers13-7.650
8New England Patriots14-8.636
T-9Buffalo Bills12-7.632
T-9Tennessee Titans12-7.632
11Kansas City Chiefs13-8.619
12Arizona Cardinals14-9.609
13Indianapolis Colts12-8.600
14Dallas Cowboys11-8.579
15Philadelphia Eagles12-9.571
16Los Angeles Chargers10-8.556
17San Francisco 49ers11-12.478
T-18New York Jets9-12.429
T-18Washington Commanders9-12.429
T-18Atlanta Falcons9-12.429
T-18Tampa Bay Buccaneers9-12.429
T-18Houston Texans9-12.429
23Carolina Panthers9-13.409
24Las Vegas Raiders6-11.353
25Cincinnati Bengals7-13.350
T-26New York Giants7-14.333
T-26Cleveland Browns7-14.333
T-26Denver Broncos7-14.333
29Chicago Bears6-14.300
30Detroit Lions5-13.278
31Miami Dolphins5-14.263
32Jacksonville Jaguars3-17.150

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Saints Top The NFL in October

October is the scariest month of the year — especially for NFL teams that have to face off against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have gone 15-4 in October over the past five years, winning at a .789 percent clip. In fact, from 2018 - 2020 they didn’t lose a single game in October. And with a relatively soft schedule on deck, the Saints have the opportunity to keep padding their October stats in 2023.

New Orleans begins the month with a home game against divisional rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are off to a strong start, with a dominating defense and new QB Baker Mayfield silencing his many critics. While Carr’s status is up in the air, the Saints will be getting another valuable chess piece back on the board in Week 4. RB Alvin Kamara is returning to the fold after a 3-game suspension that resulted from an off-the-field altercation that occurred in 2022. Kamara's return combined with New Orleans' October dominance could provide a profitable betting situation with apps like Caesars Louisiana.

On October 8th, the Saints head to New England for a battle with the Mac Jones-led Patriots. Jones, a former first-round pick out of Alabama, has gone 17-17 as a starter as he attempts to fill the impossibly large shoes left by Tom Brady. Beginning in Week 5, the Saints will compete in a slew of three straight face-offs with teams from the AFC South— arguably the weakest division in the NFL. First up is a road clash against the Houston Texans, followed by a Thursday night home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and then finally on October 29th, the Saints will take on the Colts in Indianapolis. 

Even with the Derek Carr injury, the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl odds sit at +3000 on DraftKings Sportsbook.



Jeff Parker is an entertainment writer for A writer for film, television and the internet, Jeff is a life long movie buff, with a Masters Degree in Popular Culture. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he works full time as documentary filmmaker and producer.

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