3 New Orleans Saints Bold Predictions for Week 2 Monday Night Football
In the Week 2 Monday Night Football game, the New Orleans Saints travel to the new stadium in Sin City to take on the Las Vegas Raiders. The Saints are expected to ruin the party, with New Orleans coming into this one as 5.5-point road favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Considering it’s a prime time game, it would be surprising to see Drew Brees and the Saints fail to come through. There could also be some other surprises in the game. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Saints in Week 2.
3. Drew Brees Passes for 350 Yards
This Raiders secondary certainly isn't the team's strongest unit. They allowed Teddy Bridgewater to pass for 270 yards last week, and they were tied for the most yards per pass attempt allowed last season, at 7.8. Brees is practically Mr. Monday Night Football as well, averaging 302.2 yards per Monday game in his career. He should keep it going in a prime matchup here.
2. Four Different Receivers Find the End Zone
With the passing attack ready to have a big night, we should see many contributors. Brees threw two touchdowns last week, finding both Alvin Kamara and Emmanuel Sanders for scores. Those two are prime candidates to do so again, as are last season’s best wide receiver, in Michael Thomas hurt his ankle in Sunday's game, and former Raider Jared Cook, who is a big 6-foot-5-inch target.
1. Saints Sack Derek Carr Three Times
Led by this big offensive line, the Raiders allowed just 1.8 sacks per game last season (No. 6 in NFL). They did not let Derek Carr get sacked a single time last weekend either. The Saints, however, were active in their pass rush, totaling three sacks and seven quarterback hits last week against the Bucs. Along with the obviously talented pass rush for New Orleans, the game script is expected to be in their favor, putting them in more situations to blitz Carr.
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