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

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Week 1 Sunday, September 11, Noon VS Raiders

August 30, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the second quarter in a preseason NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at Coliseum. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

First of all let me start with the Raiders are my favorite to win the AFC West next year. They have a lot of really good young talent and I think it will all come together for them.

This game really has the potential to be a GREAT one. A lot of talent and match ups that will be really interesting to watch.

Terror Armstead vs Khalil Mack is one of those match ups that will be really good. Mack is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL right now and he’s going in to his 3rd season.

For a player to be so dominant so young it is really impressive. Armstead is also quietly becoming one of the best players at his position in the league. Mack vs Armstead  will be a really fun, really competitive matchup with two really good and really young players in the league.

Amari Cooper vs Delvin Breaux is going to be another awesome match up in this game. Breaux quietly had an impressive season last year, his first in the NFL after playing lights out in the CFL the year before.

Cooper was drafted by the Raiders 4th overall last year and made the pro bowl in his rookie season. Will they keep making strides in their NFL sophomore season?

I think they will and it will be really fun watching these 2 players battle all game long.

Prediction: Raiders 24, Saints 20

Record: 0-1

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