New Orleans Saints: 5 Predictions for 2nd Half of the Season

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Dec 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws the ball 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

The New Orleans Saints begin the second half of their 2016 NFL season this Sunday at home against the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.

Currently they sit at 4-4, a game and a half behind the division leading (6-3) Atlanta Falcons; but remain solidly in the thick of the hunt for a playoff spot, if their recent play continues as it recently has.

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Now In recent days, we’ve briefly looked back at the first half of the Saints season, as well as graded each position group.

Today, we’re back with something a little bit different.

Now as you already know if you read our website on a consistent or even occasional basis, then you know that we always do a weekly prediction article of how the Saints will fare against that particular week’s opponent (like our Editor Barry Hirstius’ bold predictions for this Sunday’s game at home against the defending World Champion Broncos (click HERE to read).)

This morning however, we’re taking it one step further —- as we make 5 predictions on what we think will happen over the team’s final eight games.

Starting first, with this one………