The New Orleans Saints head into the last game before the bye week against the Arizona Cardinals in a game that definitely has shock potential.
The New Orleans Saints have been great so far this year, so great in fact that we have gone as far as to say that the Saints should not only be the favorites to win the NFC, but they should be the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
Drew Brees went down in Week 2 and it seemed to be a disaster for the Saints. New Orleans was thoroughly beaten by the Los Angeles Rams in that game and Teddy Bridgewater had not had extended time on the field since the 2015 season.
However, the Saints have shattered any low expectations that people had for them with Brees out as they have won all five games with Bridgewater started under center and can now make a legitimate run for the NFC’s first seed once Brees returns, which could happen this week.
Three of those five wins came against playoff teams from last season, which seemingly makes Week 8’s game against the Arizona Cardinals a breeze, especially at home.
However, this game is dangerous and we see it every year: even the best teams in the league lose to teams that they have no business losing to.
There are three compelling factors that could lead to the Arizona Cardinals upsetting the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. Personally, I still think that the Saints get the job done on Sunday, but I would be concerned about these three factors.