The Atlanta Falcons will look to stay unbeaten When they take on the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Thursday, October 15th in a game that may be seen on CBS and NFL Network. The Falcons come into this game at 5-0 after winning in overtime the other day against Washington while the New Orleans Saints are 1-4 after getting blown out in Philadelphia. The Atlanta Falcons must certanly be road favorites in this contest and the Falcons did win both meetings against the Saints last season including 30-14 in New Orleans. Let’s look at the matchup and NFL predictions.
The Atlanta Falcons did win in overtime the other day however they did not cover the 7.5 point NFL betting point spread so they failed to cover initially this season. The Falcons are scoring a lot of points since they are averaging 32 points per game which is 3rd in the NFL. The defense is allowing 22 points per game which is 14th in the league. Atlanta has actually gone under in three of the five games in 2015 which can be surprising considering their offensive numbers.
The New Orleans Saints look as bad as they hav anytime under head coach Sean Payton. They were blown off the field the other day in a loss to Philadelphia and there are reports that lots of teams in the NFL are trying to hire Payton after in 2015 is over. The defense under Rob Ryan is a disaster and even the offense isn’t that good with the aging Drew Brees under center. This game on Thursday is a last gasp for the Saints to save lots of what is looking like a lost season. New Orleans is scoring just over 20 points per game while they are allowing over 28 points per contest. The Saints have gone over the NFL betting total in three of the five games this season.
If I trusted the Saints I would take them as just a must-win, but I don’t so I will avoid a side and just play the game over the total.