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Saints Tip Their Hand on Starting Quarterback for Thursday Night

David Kaestle
The Saints give indication of their starting quarterback ahead of Thursday Night Football game.
The Saints give indication of their starting quarterback ahead of Thursday Night Football game. / Associated Press

The New Orleans Saints are preparing for their Thursday Night Football matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. At the start of the week, there was speculation that starting quarterback Jameis Winston would be able to return from injury this week, but after going through this week's practices, it appears the Saints have given a clear indication of who will be under center on Thursday.

Backup QB Andy Dalton has taken first-team reps and Winston has still not gone through a full practice yet, so every indication thus far is that Dalton will start his fourth consecutive game.

Now while there has been no official announcement form the team yet, you could assume it's not exactly a 100 percent done deal that Dalton will start, it seems highly likely this late close to the game.

The Saints have gone 1-2 in the three games Dalton has started, and the one win was against the Seattle Seahawks. The other side of the coin is Winston also went 1-2 in the three games he played thus far.

Currently, the Saints sit as 2.5-point road underdogs in Arizona on Thursday night, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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