New Orleans Saints: Way Too Early 2016 Win-Loss Prediction

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Week 16 Sunday, December 24th, Noon VS Buccaneers

Dec 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower (34) celebrates as he scores a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After the Saints beat them at home in Tampa just two weeks prior, the Buccaneers will come into this game wanting to return the favor.

This game would have “trap game” written all over it, if the Saints season is anywhere close to the way I believe it will turn out.

The Saints really should win this game, but every year there are those games the Saints “should win” — and end up losing, instead.

They will need to make sure they do not get too confident coming into this one, and let the Buccaneers come into the Superdome and steal a win. The Saints defense will need to keep Winston under pressure and hold Tampa Bay’s receivers to low numbers.

Unfortunately this “trap game” ends up being a trap, and the Saints lose it.

Prediction: Buccaneers 24, Saints 21

Record: 8-7

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