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CSC Staff Picks, Week 5: Saints doomed to lose since they’re favored?

We just can’t learn our lesson, can we?

NFL-Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints are favored to win this week against the Washington Football Team.

They have only been favored to win - by betting odds, the national media, and the CSC staff - in two games in 2021. In Weeks 1 and 3, confidence was mixed in the Saints chances to pull off a win against the Packers and Patriots, but the Saints took care of business. In Weeks 2 and 4 against the Panthers and Giants respectively, the Saints were favored to win. And we all know how those games turned out.

This week, the staff unanimously has picked the Saints to beat Washington on Sunday and continue their up and down season. Will that doom the Saints?

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 Brandon Bailey (@namesbrandon on Twitter) joining us to make picks to kick off the 2021 season.

Here are Brandon’s picks this week:

Rams, Saints, Cowboys, Falcons, Packers, Vikings, Steelers, Buccaneers, Panthers, Titans, Patriots, Bears, Chargers, Cardinals, Bills, Ravens

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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