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New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bold Predictions

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Here are our bold predictions - what are yours?

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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 1 of the regular season for the New Orleans Saints: the divisional match-up at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 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:

Wild Card Round - Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images
  • That’s Good - New Orleans Saints defense pitches a shutout to the Bucs offense. (Ellias)
  • But That’s Not - ...But Drew Brees throws a pick-six in the game. (Ellias)
  • Little Man, Big Play - Tommylee Lewis returns the opening kickoff for a score. (Chris)
  • No Sophomore Slump Yet - Alvin Kamara has over 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the game. (Hendrix)
  • But Who? - A running back not named “Kamara” finishes with two rushing touchdowns for the Saints. (Chris)
  • In a blowout... - Taysom Hill sees time at QB for the Saints. (Chad)
  • VERY bold - Teddy Bridgewater plays at least one offensive snap at QB for the Saints. (Ben)

Here are my three bold predictions for the game:

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
  • Drew Brees throws for 3 TDs and 0 interceptions.
  • Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara combine for more total yards of offense than the entire Buccaneers team.
  • The Saints successfully convert a 2-point conversion.

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