Posted: 12/26/2011 4:32:54 PM
NO fan here. I hate to sound like a homer but once again as I stated last week, to bet on NO is the first half. ATL may have a strong push but lookinh at their record on who they played, NO definitely will be twice as strong on both sides of the ball. NO has scored against very good "D"s in NY and Detroit.
I will agree that these two teams haave always played close but I do watch every game and this game is a statement game fo NO. Watching GB and other teams that has SB potential, NO is the healthiest ande complete on both sides of the ball and now they actually have a very gtood running game with SPROLES in the back, even w/ or w/out INGRAM, Brees has so many targets, ATL wint kn0ow from there head to their behind on "D".
As I said, this is a statement game, NO wins by 14+. They will have the lead and wont look back. The only concern I have is Peyton pulling Brees out in the 3rd after a big lead and a backdoor cover will sting you so NO in the first half is the bet. I'm leaning towards the under in this. WHY, I don't think ATL will score more than 17 and NO will be in the high 20's low 30"s.
NO Saints 21-24
NO Saints 28-33
ATL 17- 20