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New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers: Bold Predictions

Here’s our bold predictions - what are yours?

New Orleans Saints v Carolina Panthers Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

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 or two for the Week 3 of the regular season for the New Orleans Saints: their first divisional matchup against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. 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:

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Cam Goes Off - Cam Newton has at least 300 passing yards. (Sig)
  • Thomas Bounces Back - Michael Thomas finishes with 155 yards and 2 TDs. (Bob)
  • Season Bests - The Saints put up 24 points of offense and hold the Panthers to under 20. (Hendrix)
  • Ginn Revenge - Tedd Ginn scores a TD. (Rev)
  • That’s His Boy - Christian McCaffrey scores twice, but finishes with fewer rushing yards than Alvin Kamara. (Sig)

Here are my three bold predictions for the game:

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Michael Thomas’s receiving yards are greater than or equal to half of Cam Newton’s passing yards for the game.
  • Mark Ingram finishes with at least 50 rushing yards and a score.
  • The Saints get their first and second turnovers of the season.

So there are some of our bold predictions for the game. What are yours?