This week the Saints travel to take on division foe Tampa Bay. This game will have a huge impact on who wins this division. The Saints come in at 4-1, 1 game ahead of the 3-2 Bucs. If they want to keep their slim lead, Drew Brees will have to put on an air show. The Saints need to lead this game comfortably late, or I fear they will lose to the best comeback QB in the league right now, Josh Freeman. Brees will need to have a huge afternoon to keep the Saints out in front. If at any point New Orleans drives begin to end in FG’s, Tampa will overtake them.
Defensively the Saints need to focus on backup RB Earnest Graham, who is filling in for LeGarrett Blount this week. He is a solid player and I feel he will have a big day. Don’t be shocked if he is the reason why the Saints can’t keep their division lead. I predict a 24-21 loss, to Tampa.
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