The New Orleans Saints take on the Buffalo Bills with a chance to win their seventh consecutive game of the season. While a stretch like this seemed highly improbable before the season started, the reality of this Saints season has Who Dat Nation on cloud nine. A tough matchup out in the cold Buffalo air now awaits the Saints, but if this team expects to make a deep playoff run, they’re going to need to be prepared for some tough games ‘in the elements”. Let's take a look at this and all of the exciting Week 10 action in the NFL.
Last week I went 6-7
I told you so: Eagles over Broncos!
What do I know: Bengals over Jaguars?
Thursday, November 9th - Thursday Night Football
Seahawks(5-3) at Cardinals(4-4)
Seattle will roll in the desert, behind a monster game from Russell Wilson. Seattle wins 34-14.
Sunday, November 12th - Early Games
Packers(4-4) at Bears(3-5)
Chicago will take advantage of this flat Green Bay squad by capitalizing on some big turnovers here at home. Chicago wins 28-17.
Browns(0-8) at Lions(4-4)
The most notable franchises that have never advanced to a Super Bowl face-off in Motown, and this one will be the easiest game Detroit has all year. Detroit wins 31-17.
Steelers(6-2) at Colts(3-6)
Pittsburgh’s offense will have a breakout game in this one, while their underrated defense has another big game here in Indy. Pittsburgh wins 34-13.
Chargers(3-5) at Jaguars(5-3)
Jacksonville’s surprising season continues to roll with an entertaining win at home over Los Angeles. Jacksonville wins 34-25.
Jets(4-5) at Buccaneers(2-6)
Now that Jameis Winston is out for attempting to eat too many W’s, Tampa’s trainwreck season will go further off the rails against the mediocre Jets. Jets win 22-10.
Vikings(6-2) at Redskins(4-4) - Game of the Week
This will be a great back and forth matchup in Minnesota, but the difference of the game will be Minnesota’s relentless defense making the big stops necessary to seal the win in the closing moments. Minnesota wins 28-26.
Bengals(3-5) at Titans(5-3)
With absolutely no offense whatsoever to speak of, Cincinnati will find their defense overtaxed on the road at Tennessee. Tennessee wins 28-12.
Saints(6-2) at Bills(5-3)
The primary focus for the Saints here is quite simple: Shut down LeSean McCoy. In Buffalo’s five wins this season, McCoy averaged 90 rushing yards-per-game. In their three losses, McCoy averaged just 32 rushing yards-per-game. McCoy is the lynchpin of Buffalo’s success, and making him their primary focus will go a very long way toward leaving Buffalo with a victory.
On the other side of the ball, the Saints will primarily attack Buffalo through the air and not necessarily on the ground, with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Drew Brees will lead the Saints to victory by getting the best of Buffalo’s suspect pass defense. Brees on offense and the Saints front seven on defense will be the big stories coming out of this Saints win, their seventh in a row. Saints win 28-17.
Sunday, November 12th - Late Games
Texans(3-5) at Rams(6-2)
The World Series may be over, but we’re getting Houston vs. Los Angeles once again. This time Los Angeles wins, in a matchup that looks to be a bit of a disappointment. Had Deshaun Watson not been lost for the season, this game could easily be considered the best on the schedule. Without their star rookie quarterback, Houston will struggle against the red-hot Rams in Los Angeles. Los Angeles wins 38-16.
Cowboys(5-3) at Falcons(4-4)
Atlanta will give us a classic Atlanta performance here. Leading late, the Falcons will blow the game to Dallas in the end as the Cowboys nail the game-winning field goal. Dallas wins 27-26.
Giants(1-7) at 49ers(0-9)
San Francisco finally puts themselves in the win column here, thanks to homefield advantage, a new quarterback, and a pitiful opponent. San Francisco wins 21-16.
Sunday Night Football
Patriots(6-2) at Broncos(3-5)
Denver’s defense will rebound from their abysmal performance last week in Philly, but it still wont be enough to beat New England, even at Mile High. New England wins 20-14.
Monday, November 13th - Monday Night Football
Dolphins(4-4) at Panthers(6-3)
Carolina will grind this one out by running the ball and playing solid defense. It won’t be a pretty game but Carolina will take advantage of the opportunity. Carolina wins 19-17.
There you have it, Week 10 is upon us, and the Saints have a huge opportunity to win a big road game here. Leave us your picks, comments, and insight below.