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

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Week 7 Sunday, October 23rd, Noon at Chiefs

Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) hands the ball off to running back Charcandrick West (35) against the New England Patriots during the first half in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs got really hot down the stretch last year. After starting 1-5, they won 10 straight to finish the season 11-5 and make the playoffs.

They went on to blowout the Texans in the first round of the playoffs, but then lost to the Patriots by 7 points the next week.

Arrowhead Stadium is one of the toughest venues in the NFL to play at. This is gonna be a tough, loud, cold, and outside environment for the Saints to play in.

To win this one, they will need to play “lights out” and not make any mistakes. Brees will need to play a clean game, the defense will need to be able to shutdown Alex Smith, and the Chiefs talented backfield.

Unfortunately, I don’t see the Saints pulling this one out in Arrowhead.

Prediction: Chiefs 27, Saints 17

Record: 4-2

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