It’s a pretty common occurrence for fans and analysts to make bold predictions about a game or season. If the prediction doesn’t come true, then that’s OK - you said it was bold! If it DOES come true, though... now you look like a genius!
So in that spirit, some of the Canal Street Chronicles writers were asked to share with me a bold prediction for the second game of the regular season for the New Orleans Saints: on the road versus the dangerous New York Giants. This is their chance to look brilliant!
Here are a few of the bold predictions provided by some of the contributors at Canal Street Chronicles:
- Drew Brees’ Perfect Day - No interceptions for Drew on the day.
- Brandin Cooks Encore - Cooks gets two TDs with 150 total yards.
- Defensive TD - Darnell Ellerbe records a pick-6.
- Team Win - The Saints combine for more total catches, yards, and points than the Giants.
- Drop the Ball - Travaris Cadet will NOT lead the game in dropped passes.
- Strong Day on D - Saints Defense forces 3 total turnovers (two picks plus a fumble recovery)
- Murphy Getting Some - Marcus Murphy will return a kick for a TD.
Here are my three bold predictions for the game:
- No missed field goals or extra points for either kicker the entire game - both missed a kick in their teams’ respective opening games.
- Brandin Cooks will not lead the team in receiving yards.
- There will be fewer combined points this week for the Saints than last week.
John Hendrix’s B(a)ld Prediction
For those of you who weren’t here last week, Canal Street Chronicles’ Managing Editor John Hendrix will make a not-so-bold prediction. If he’s wrong, he will shave his head bald. Each week, I will force him to make a bald prediction, and will make it tougher on him as the season goes. Since we’re still only on Week 2, here’s an easy one for him.
I may need to go into the concussion protocol, but my bold/bald @SaintsCSC #Saints prediction is OBJ is held under 100 yards and 4 catches— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) September 16, 2016
John is predicting that the Saints defense will not be able to hold Giants superstar WR Odell Beckham Jr. to four or less catches AND less than 100 receiving yards for the entire game. Remember: if somehow OBJ is held to four or less catches (barring injury) and less than 100 receiving yards, John will shave his head bald.
Make sure you share with us your bold predictions in the comments!