The New Orleans Saints host the Dallas Cowboys in front of a national audience in what is primed to be a great game on Sunday night.
The New Orleans Saints are back in primetime as they are squaring off with the team that everyone is sick of watching in primetime, the Dallas Cowboys.
The Saints host the Cowboys a week after securing the win in their first full game without Drew Brees. Meanwhile, the Cowboys have beat up on three very bad teams, so it is hard to completely gauge how good they are.
This game against the Saints will serve as a great litmus test for the Cowboys, as we can figure out how good they really are. The only problem, at least for the Saints, is that Drew Brees is still out, so the Cowboys are getting yet another favorable matchup.
America’s Team also defeated the New Orleans Saints 13-10 last year in their matchup at AT&T Stadium. Things may be pointing against the Saints but I have to bring you my final prediction anyway.
Final score prediction: 30-27, Dallas Cowboys
I know, I know, you do not want to see a website that writes about the New Orleans Saints predict that the other team will win, but all the writing is on the wall.
The Saints did get the win in Seattle last week but this Seahawks team has not even looked all that impressive in the first three weeks as this may as well serve as the first true test for the team.
The Saints’ offense will do its job but it will be the defense that once again faults the Saints. The team will leave just enough time for the Cowboys to drive downfield and boot a lengthy game-winning field goal.
Most Valuable Player: Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara will once again have a stellar week after posting one of the greatest games of his career last week against the Seahawks.
Bridgewater and the Saints need Kamara to excel more than they would like to admit. Not only does he open up the playbook with his running prowess, but he is a big threat in the passing game as well to give Bridgewater a much-needed security blanket.
This is going to be a close game in which the Rams get no fewer than three touchdowns. Kamara will have two.
Least Valuable Player: The defense as a whole
The New Orleans Saints’ defense is going to be extremely underwhelming when they take on the Cowboys. Although they held them to just 13 points last year, chances are that they will allow at least four scores in this game.
The secondary just has not been all that great this year and Dak Prescott, although he is still mediocre, has had a fairly good season. That mixed with the stellar offensive line and the stout run attack of Ezekiel Elliott and this may be too much to handle.
Every opponent has scored either 27 or 28 points and this game will be no different, although the defense will allow Prescott to drive down the field and get the game-winning field goal to hit.
It is hard to pick out just one guy as the defense as a whole that not been particularly exciting this year. Thus, I have to go with the defense as a whole.