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CSC Staff Picks, Week 9: Saints expected to keep rolling against Atlanta

But anything can happen in a division game.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints are back in the Superdome again this Sunday, facing yet another NFC South team, this time the rival Atlanta Falcons.

While the New Orleans Saints have had issues and injuries (including most recently to quarterback Jameis Winston), the Atlanta Falcons have had their own fair share. The Falcons lost Julio Jones in the offseason with the expectation that Calvin Ridley would be their number one receiver. Ridley is expected to miss this game as he addresses his mental health, so the Falcons will be left to rely on quarterback Matt Ryan, tight end Kyle Pitts, and RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson to try to upset the Saints.

The staff here at Canal Street Chronicles doesn’t see that upset being likely.

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 Shane Sweeny (@SaintSweeny on Twitter) joining us to make picks to kick off the 2021 season.

Here are Shanes’s picks this week:

Colts, Cowboys, Patriots, Ravens, Bengals, Bills, Dolphins, Raiders, Chargers, Cardinals, Rams, Steelers, Saints, 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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