|NO allows 5 ypc on the ground. TB didn't get much running last week as they threw it 47 times playing catch up. The rest of the Saints opponents had good success on the ground. Not to mention they aren't great stopping the pass either. Since Murray has been back for Dallas, they have yet to lose and played much better defenses. Should be close as the Saints will score with passing often to Graham, Sproles, and WR's covered by anyone not named Claiborne or Carr. Those are the areas Dallas can be exposed by good athletes...with coverage by back-up ILBs, 3rd and 4th corners, or safeties. Dallas has to turn to average players in the fill-in roles in those areas. So Graham and Sproles will both have a big day no doubt.
Posted: 12/23/2012 12:12:53 PM
Love the OVER, and it's gonna be a toss-up in who wins. Prob have to take Dallas small, as they are 7-1 when Murray rushes over 80 yards in his career. Only loss was last sec FG miss to Baltimore. The offense is very dangerous when they can have balance and Murray will no doubt give them that against Saints awful run defense.
BTW, as a Dallas fan, there were 4 games I saw them play with real fire and aggressive nature...NYG, Balt, Atl, and Pitt. They ended 2-2 but had real shot at 4-0 in those and against powerful opponents. All were leading their division at the time. If they come out like that again this week, Saints in big trouble. They're defense is nowhere near those 4 teams above.
One last thing, Argentum made a very intriguing point about The Sean Payton bowl. It's very real in this case. The loser will increase their chances of landing Payton incredibly. Garrett likely won't lose his job finishing at 9-7 with the most injured team I've ever witnessed in my years as a Cowboys fan. But with a loss, Dallas is very much in the hunt for Payton, if not leading.
People really don't understand how close Payton and Jerry are. And also, Sean Payton loves a huge challenge. He could move from great coach to legendary if he took over a floundering Dallas club and made them champions again. That would be two teams he saved from mediocrity and brought to the promised land. How many NFL coaches have done that in history? And if you do that in Dallas you are a God for life in a glamour town...trust me.