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New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons: Bold Predictions for 2006 Week 3

Here are our bold predictions - what are yours?

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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 13 of the regular season for the New Orleans Saints: a return to the Dome for the first time since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to face the division rival Atlanta Falcons.

Here are a few of the bold predictions provided by some of the contributors at Canal Street Chronicles:

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  • A new franchise quarterback? - Drew Brees throws for under 200 yards but has a rushing touchdown. (Kade, age 12)
  • Mike who? - Michael Vick fumbles on the first drive of the game for the Falcons. (Brenden, age 6)
  • Wait, who’s that? - Rookie WR Marques Colston has the most receiving yards for any receiver in the game. (Wallace, age 29)
  • Dome Patrol returns - Saints defense holds the NFL’s leading rusher, Warrick Dunn, to under 50 rushing yards. (Andrew, age 8)
  • Reggie! - Reggie Bush scores a rushing and receiving touchdown. (Don, age 13)
  • Big D - Saints defense gets three takeaways. (JR, age 29)
  • Zeros - Falcons score early but then fail to reach the end zone the rest of the game. (Chad, age 48)
  • Sack City - Saints defense sacks Vick six times. (Ross, age 16)
  • Emotions get the best of them - Saints come up short in Week 3 and lose to the Falcons. (John, age 32)

Here are my three bold predictions for the game (age 17):

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  • Reggie Bush gets his first touchdown on the year.
  • Morten Andersen has a field goal blocked.
  • The Saints’ first score in their return to the dome is a defensive score.

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