So we’ve done a season preview recap during the New Orleans Saints Week 6 bye. Coming into Week 6, the Who Dat Nation believes the Saints will be 4-1 through the season’s first five games, with their only loss coming in Week 3 against the division rival Falcons in Atlanta.
We’re using the poll for each season preview piece to predict whether or not the Saints will win each game. The larger margin in the poll, the larger margin we’re saying for the score. Through the Bye week, the Saints largest margin of victory came with their Week 1 match-up against a Jameis Winston-less Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The narrowest margin came in the Week 5 Monday Night showdown against the Washington Redskins.
After the bye, the Saints are predicted to go on a tear, losing only one game the rest of the way. The biggest predict margin of victory might surprise you..
It was actually Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens, with a whopping 93% thinking the Braves come out of their bye week strong.
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The slimmest margin of victory for the Saints? The Week 17 matchup against the division rival Carolina Panthers at Carolina. With a tough five-week stretch against the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, and Cincinnati Bengals, it wouldn’t be a shock to hear that the Saints second-slimmest margin of victory came during that stretch.
But it might be a surprise to hear which of those five teams is predicted to give the Saints the most trouble: the Cincinnati Bengals. But let’s get on the burning question: Which team is expected to beat the Saints in the second half of the season? It’s another of those five teams listed above - the reigning NFC West Champion Los Angeles Rams.
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But after Week 8, the Saints are projected to go on run end the season, winning the regular season’s last eight games. A 14-2 record would surely lock up the NFC South, but with an incredibly stacked NFC, it’s still far from a guarantee for a first round bye.
So what says you, you unbiased Saints fans? Can the Saints go 14-2 this season? Vote in the poll. Explain in the comments. Send me presents.
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