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CSC Staff Picks, Week 8: Saints expected to continue up-and-down season against Buccaneers

New Orleans is predicted to take care of business Monday night.

Divisional Round - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints are back in the Superdome this Sunday after a short week.

Sean Payton and the Saints are hosting Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers this Halloween, and the Saints offense will have to finally get on track if the Saints are going to have a chance at the upset. The Buccaneers are on a roll and look unstoppable, with key players like Rob Gronkowski and Lavonte David expected to return. We’re still not certain if players like Taysom Hill and Deonte Harris will be back after missing last week, and this uncertainty has caused shaky confidence in the CSC staff this week when it comes to picking the Saints for the upset.

Here are our live-updating picks:

Last year, we had a celebrity guest join us each week to make picks for that week’s games. This year, we’re going to do something differently, where we’ll have a reader of Canal Street Chronicles make picks and track how our readers stack up with the staff here at CSC. This week, we have Jonathan Flippo (@JonathanFlippo on Twitter) joining us to make picks to kick off the 2021 season.

Here are Jonathan’s picks this week:

Cardinals, Falcons, Bills, 49ers, Steelers, Eagles, Titans, Bengals, Rams, Chargers, Seahawks, Washington, Saints, Vikings, Chiefs

Here’s how previous readers have done:

Thanks to Tallysight for helping keep track with all of our picks each week and offering this super awesome graphic.

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