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So tonight we get to talk about the New Orleans Saints.
We're going to talk about their outlook, what we think about their team, how how they're going to do for their schedule.
So before we start, is there any kind of anything you want talk about just in general about the saints? Sure.
I mean, obviously we can get into a roster breakdown later on, but, I mean, just in overall feeling that I have about these saints.
Is that God? Man, you guys have just been shorted men karmically.
I don't know if it's karma.
I don't know if it's whatever it is.
Um, yeah, man, These past few years have been rough these past few years for the Saints have been rough in the playoffs, man.
I mean, this team has been in prime Super Bowl position for at least the past five years, right? I would say, I mean, they've showed time and time again that they're good enough to get there and then by hook or by crook, something happens in the playoffs.
Um, you know, obviously referring to the Minnesota miracle.
The are the Minneapolis miracle. Sorry.
Then there was the whole pass interference thing with the Rams.
Um, I think that's an order.
And then, of course, there was this other loss against the Vikings this past season, which, you know, came down to the wire and began.
A lot of I heard a lot of Saints fans arguing that that last pass I think it was to Ah, Kyle Rudolph, If I'm not mistaken, should have been a pass interference.
I'm just like whatever. That's the game.
Um, but yeah, you know, regardless, it's been they've been this close.
They've been this close to just, you know, getting in the Super Bowl, right? And it's got to be frustrating.
It's got to be frustrating if you're a Saints fan to know how talented your team is, but you just haven't been able to capitalize.
And to be honest, I think they're Window is closing its starting to close.
Because Drew Brees, I think, is on the decline.
Um and I mean, maybe Jamis Winston can be something, but I don't know.
I mean, this is a good team, So maybe, But I definitely think that right now is when they have their best chance to win a Super Bowl.
Yeah, I could I could say they've been there, like, just like what you're saying.
They have been there and they had their chances.
And it's amazing that just things happen this year, for instance, I mean, yes, they still have Jared cook it tied in, But men, they got two tight ends that have decided to opt out for the ah for this whole season this year.
Right? So that's gonna hurt and you're going to see a whole bunch of names all over the and have been growing quite a bit.
Me, me, even even, uh I remember, right.
The Ravens hirable less there.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
You had Andre Smith and De'anthony.
Thomas? Yep. Yeah.
And patriots have their whole team opting out.
Well, they got six so far, but yeah, that's that's a chunk.
My curiosity on this will opt out.
Thing is, is there going to be like, ah, ah, secondary list? Like like an ir list that you could put these people on.
So they're not taking up the 53 man roster.
I I think that's what they're doing, because I've I've been seeing, like, I don't know, I didn't see the details, but I did see them talk about something called the Cove.
It IR list or something like that.
So cove it list.
I think I saw, like Ian Rapoport in them tweeting about it.
Um, so, yeah, I mean, I'm assuming that that's what it is.
It has to be right, because you can't just have them in a roster spot.
I mean, you got 12 people.
Yeah, You got 41 people on your team.
One of those people was like, No, we ain't playing.
Yeah, but I will say that.
What I do think that this might do because remember, we were talking about how all these undrafted rookies, they're not going to get that big of a shot because of no pre season.
But now it looks like there might be more roster spots available with all these veterans opting out, right? So that could be another.
You know, that could happen.
I mean, they have to cut down toe 80 men, like in August.
Right? So, um, when If these players are deciding to opt out, the sooner the better for the team itself.
That way they can fill those spots.
So, yeah, I But when it comes to the saints, I mean, yeah, I understand you have Jared Cook, but, I mean, when you have a couple two tight ends when two players and tight end position, which is not a position that most teams go deep on the right, you generally don't have five or six tight ends on your team.
When you have two of them opt out for the season.
That's that's not good for the team itself.
Um, so but at least they still have cooked.
And let's let's go ahead and look at their their their death right now, since we're sitting here talking about tight ends, obviously we got Drew Brees.
There was, ah, the big debacle earlier about him saying, you know, about the whole flag kneeling situation, and there was rumors that he wouldn't be starting for the team where the team wouldn't want to play with him because of it.
And I I think that's kind of been put the bed.
Yeah, I'd say so.
I think that I think Drew did a lot of like I wouldn't say apologizing.
I mean, he did apologize, obviously, but he did a lot of actions, right to show that he truly knew that he was wrong and what he said, or that, you know, at the time it was a little insensitive, right? Um so I think that's why you it died down quite a bit because he just did so much, you know, for the community after what happened.
So, in my opinion, well, I mean, he does so much for the community, right? Already.
How? Yeah, I'm my lord.
Um, then, of course you know, backing him up is the $1 million quarterback.
Be? Yes, Winston Amis, Jamis on and forget about Taysom Hill Better than Lamar Jackson, according to NFL reporters.
So don't get me wrong.
Taysom Hill is one of my favorite players to watch, and it's not just it's not because he's a quarterback.
It's just because of what he could do on the field and so many different ways.
And only he's just a fantastic playmaker.
Um, And then, of course, you know they've got album Camara Locadia, Smurray Time Montgomery running back.
They got a solid running back corps, man.
They do, um, wide receiver.
Funny that Taysom Hill's there, right right there behind Michael Thomas.
I completely forgot that Emmanuel Sanders is there, right? You know, that Exciting, I think, was that was huge for this receiving corps, because I really wanted the Ravens to pick up Emmanuel Sanders.
I thought he would have been a perfect fit because of his veteran leadership and just his his ability to get open, and he could just really teach the rookies and stuff.
So I think this is perfect for this.
You know, you pair him up with Michael Thomas.
I mean, that's just an incredible, incredible receiving corps.
It they're absolutely.
And then you got trick.
Want Smith? Yep.
Really good receivers.
Well, now have you three? There is a deep dive.
I think he'll probably make this team on a receiver in because I watched him.
Ah, and Colts training camp and Christiane Hogan.
He is one of those type of receivers.
He's not super big.
He's not super fast, you know.
But he goes out and he puts 110%.
He's very good at catching the football, and he puts everything he can into getting yards after the catch.
Hell, just hell.
Run through defensive backs and safeties if he has to.
He's somebody I think that Drew Brees will fall in love with because he's he plays very similar to Taysom Hill when he's at that receiving supposition.
See, I I know nothing about him.
I've never even heard of that name before, So yeah, he was Ah, he was a undrafted free agent and he was with the Colts, and I think he actually pulled No, I don't think he played.
I think he was released on the 53 man cuts, but he's He was very, very intriguing.
Yep, during training camp.
So then, of course, we talked about how we had two tight ends that decided that they were gonna play this right, which, you know that's on them.
I'm not going toe hate on him for doing it, because this is a personal decision.
Um, but they still have Jared Cook.
I don't know the rest of them after that.
I mean, so I'm looking at it was Cole Wick and Jason Vendor land, I guess.
And I mean, to be honest, I've never heard either of those names.
Um, so I mean, I think they'll still be okay with Jared Cook.
Um, I think those are at least okay.
Tight ends backing up Jared Cook.
So, yeah, I don't think the two tight ends opting out is a knish.
You at all? Yeah, and then, obviously their offensive line is Just stack that. Yeah.
Their top three in the NFL.
Uh, you sitting there with terror? Non instead, Andrews be Caesar ways are Ruiz and Ryan Ram check.
I mean, dear Lord, I don't really know a whole lot about Eric McCoy, but I think he I think I read somewhere where he's very, very good.
Yeah, he's super solid.
I think he's a second year player out of Texas A and M if I'm not mistaken.
And Cesar Ruiz is a rookie who I also really liked.
I wanted the Ravens to draft him, by the way.
So, um, they who did they have that they traded away? I forgot it was a guard, um, that they traded him away out of Oh, was it Larry War furred? I think maybe I think that's my Let me see.
Ah, besides, Oh, wait, no.
Is he Let me see.
No, He is still on the Saints, I guess.
Or is he? I don't know.
I'm totally confused.
I know. I don't see a war furred on here.
Okay, on the list.
Speaking of which, I really don't know much about their backup, so I don't know how deep they are.
If I say let's say in Driss ends up getting hurt or getting for the season so like they have some.
Like maybe some rookies.
They signed James Hurst, which, uh, former rave in and, ah, he is one of my most hated lineman ever that I've ever seen play on the Ravens because he himself injured Joe Flacco and tour is a C.
And I never forgave him after that.
So but anyway, moving on.
Okay, so after the offensive line, which we have established, his starting line is one of the best in the NFL.
But we really don't know a whole lot about their death.
Sure go to their their defense.
What do you think of their defensive line? So I mean, well, let me just give my overall thoughts on the defense as a whole, I think there is super solid defense.
The Saints are a good team, you know? I mean, at this point, it's like any bad thing we're saying is just really nit picking, in my opinion, because this is a super I mean, I've been saying it there a Super Bowl team and I think they still are.
I mean, we'll see.
I don't think they're gonna be as good as last year.
I'll have to say, but anyway, um, but the defense, if we just break it down I mean, they're good, they're good.
But it does look like to me that they they can be had a little bit right.
And the defensive line, I think, is super solid.
I mean, you have Sheldon Rankins up there in the middle.
You have followed up by David on Yamada, um, and then Cam Jordan rushing off the edge and then Marcus Davenport, who is, you know, he's been coming into his own a little bit.
He's they traded up for markets.
I remember that draft was the same draft where we drafted Lamar Jackson.
And I thought for sure the Saints were trading up to draft Lamar Jackson because they traded up to get markets.
Davenport and I just was not expecting that at all.
But anyway, the defensive line, Yeah, I mean, to answer your question.
I think it's decent.
I think it's pretty solid.
I think it's definitely better than, um, who was it? Oh, even the Titans defensive line right now that they lost, um, you know, General Casey and, um, but it's definitely not one of the top defensive lines in the league.
I wouldn't say I still think it's possible to run on this defensive line.
Um, Sheldon Rankins.
I mean, I know he had, like, one year where he was just amazing.
But, you know, I think he might have fallen off just a tad just a tad.
Um, and then the linebackers just are a little bit of a concern to me.
But anyway, yet you asked about the defensive line, so we'll just we'll end it there.
Well, there their run defense isn't bad.
2 yards a carry, which is about mid tier, right? Right.
Uh, now, when it comes to pass rush, Um, I'm not seeing where the sacks are on here on this list.
You would think you would see where sacks are on the list, but I don't see it.
But what I do see is this team gives up.
Gave up 27 touchdowns through the air last year.
Yeah, that's a lot.
I feel like there.
They're kind of struggling at the cornerback position, in my opinion, I mean, obviously, Marshawn Lattimore is a great young corner.
Um but, I mean generous.
Jackrabbit? Yeah, he's not the same player.
Williams is okay, but I don't know.
I feel like, Yeah, the secondary is not as good as it's been in the past, especially in the past couple years.
Like Malcolm Jenkins? Yeah, he's good at safety.
I do like him a lot.
Um, but Marcus Williams, I really don't even know the guy, you know? So Oh, he's the He's the guy that missed the tackle on the Minnesota Miracle.
There are Minneapolis Miracle.
Okay, that's what he's known for.
And then, of course, their linebackers.
I mean, you got Kiko Alonso there.
But he's not the Kiko Alonzo that we all used to remember all the time, either, though none of these he's getting.
He's at 29 now and start to get up there a little bit in age.
So, really, all they got is DeMario Davis, right? I mean, he's a great linebacker, but aside from that I mean Anthony chicky chick ilo Anzalone e these air just okay at best linebackers, in my opinion, um, and like you said, Kiko Alonzo, I don't even consider him a factor anymore.
I mean, so, aside from Davis, I mean, you really don't have a great line back in court.
But that's not to say they can't play well, because obviously, they're well coached, right? Yes.
Right now, um, you would say that Peyton is what? The second best coach in the NFL right now? Mm.
I would I would put him number two.
And then hardball, maybe number three.
Okay, that's fine, I guess.
I mean, just for what he's done over the patterning offensive minded.
He is, He's Ah, stud.
He is thus stud.
I think when it comes to offensive minded coaches in the NFL right now, even I would take him over.
Offensive mind what's interesting.
But that is because he can adjust his game plan every week, depending upon what the defense is he's playing, It is.
So that's just an amazing what he was able to do while Drew Brees was out was just phenomenal, E.
I mean, didn't they go undefeated? Yep.
Old stating Be Yeah, I mean, that's actually and I'm sorry.
I'm gonna put that on Sean Payton and not not Bridgewater.
Uh, Bridgewater had something to do with it because he's quarterbacking the team, but I'm pretty sure he was.
He was going by the reins of Sean Payton, and I think that had a lot to do with whether or not they wanted.
Not UK eso us about sacks.
I didn't find the team ***, but I did look up Cam Jordan Stets.
He had almost 16 last year, 15.5.
So yeah, Cam Jordan, obviously a great player.
If Marcus Davenport can develop, you know, as a pass rusher, that could be a pretty nasty duo there.
Alright, are they were, ah, decent defense last year overall, you know, I mean, they weren't, like, superb like we saw the year before.
Right here before last.
They were a top five defense and I don't know what happened.
I don't know if they just lost some players or or what, but this past year was not as good as what you would normally like to see from this team.
Um, but I mean, they only gave up 5.
3 yards per play total.
Whether it be passing or rushing, that's actually pretty darn good.
He fought on Lee.
3 yards of play on.
Yeah, that's that's a great considering.
You see, guys, like were a lot of teams like the Rams had 5.1.
The Eagles gave up 5.
5, and we consistently say the Eagles have a decent defense, right? Um, the Cowboys also decent defense.
There are around five to the Denver Broncos.
4, So, I mean, they're they're pretty good at yards per play, but they seem to give up a lot of touchdowns.
So we'll see how that turns out.
See, my concern for this Saints team is that I don't think they're gonna be able to capitalize on these past few years of having this good team, right? Because, like I said after Drew bees Breeze leaves like, Yeah, maybe Jamis Winston turns out to be that guy.
But what if he isn't? Are you going to go with Taysom Hill? Like? Like everybody's making us believe in the saints organization? I don't think so.
I mean, at least I wouldn't You're gonna have 16 games of tasting hill starting.
I don't know how that would work.
Um, so I mean, I'm just a little concerned that this Saints team is just not gonna capitalize on this great roster.
And and they definitely do seem to be on, like that little decline, like, you know, like, were amazing five years ago.
Then we're still good four years than three years like and then it's just and I'm afraid that that's what's gonna happen.
And it's going to continue being a downward slope.
I still think that there, Ah, the cream of their division, even over Tampa, though.
Really interesting, Yes.
No. Let me ask you this.
Do you think that the Saints they're gonna have a better offense than the Bucks? Because I don't.
I'll tell you that right now.
I think the Bucks will have the better offense.
I think. Overall offense.
I think the Saints will have a better overall offense.
Interesting, I think.
I think maybe total yards.
I think that they will have a better, better offense.
I think they got a much better run game than what Tampa has.
They do and I think that that is going to come into, uh, they also have a lot of plays that that is in Sean Payton's playbook with the players that are able to perform those place to get him out of bad situations, whereas Bruce Arians and Tom Brady just don't have that, you know what I mean.
They're they're gonna have to kind of play that traditional offensive style that you're used to seeing.
Whereas New Orleans and in any given situation they can just pop a play out that you've never, ever seen before.
Just and catch somebody off by surprise and pick up big yards.
I think it may also depend on the defense is that these teams are gonna play, you know, because of the Bucks.
Haven't easier go of things.
Well, they can put up 30 points a game, No problem, right? But if the Saints, you know, have that tough schedule of tough defense is than they might not have that easy of a time putting a point.
So I'm just saying I think the Bucks could have a possibility of being better than the Saints this year.
Offensively, I'm not saying not saying the Bucks are winning the division or anything, so I think I think I'm still not going to rule out the Bucks I still think I I actually trust Breeze right now more than I trust Brady.
OK, now, now, obviously, Brady has more weapons right now, uh, to throw the football too, then then agreed to a greased us right by far by four.
Um, but that's not to say that the saints have got terrible weapons, you know? I mean, they got some good weapons themselves, so and I'm gonna have to say the same offensive line is much better than Tampa Bay's.
So sure I'll give you that.
I think offensively, overall, I think that they will end up being a better team than Tampa.
Okay, fair enough.
So should we roll into the schedule now? Oh, yeah, sure. Go ahead.
Steering the Tampa and the Saints. Right.
Now, a perfect transition here.
Let me bring up my note pad.
Oh, no time to let that one.
So first game of the season for the New Orleans Saints will be a battle of V legendary quarterbacks.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady versus Drew.
I don't know his middle name.
Um Uh huh. That's funny.
Middle name? Yeah.
I think I'm gonna have the bucks split with the Saints.
So in this case, since the Saints are at home, I'm gonna have the Saints win.
Also, it's week one.
I think the bucks, like we've said many times, are gonna, you know, start off pretty slow.
So I think the Saints will get that win.
I'm gonna have them split as well, but I'm gonna have it for a different reason.
Okay, I I think that ah, the Buccaneers and General will start off slow, but I think that they're gonna be more healthy.
Gronk is coming off of a year of, you know, doing nothing.
And Tom Brady's had his offseason.
So his arms feeling okay? I think he'll be okay to throw the football around the field.
And he'll feel like he needs to.
I think he'll throw a lot.
I think I think Tom Brady will have a game against the Saints.
I think Tom Brady will go into the Superdome and beat the Saints.
I didn't expect that.
I already wrote it down as a wow.
I have to change it.
That's crazy. I did not expect that, but okay.
I don't hate it. I don't hate it.
So then they have to go to Sin City Las Vegas Raiders.
And this is a prime time game, apparently.
Um, so, no, I I don't think that the Raiders have the defense to stop the Saints offense. Quite simply.
I mean, the Raiders defense is just bad, so I just cannot see them having success against Alvin Kamara alone.
So I'm gonna have the Saints win.
Yeah, I can't I can't let the Raiders when Not over the saints, even at home.
I can't let him.
Um, so also, I realized that we forgot to say what we thought their records were gonna be before we started this.
So do you want to do that now, or do you just want to skip that? Told him for Okay.
11 5 11 and five.
All right, so then they got another primetime game here.
We got Green Bay coming to town, So this is an interesting game here.
Um, um, this is an interesting one, man, because I think like I said, I don't think the saints defense is bad or anything, but I do think that They're not, like, super shut down solid like a rock.
I think that they can.
They can be passed on a little bit.
They can be run on a little bit.
And the Packers? They could put a points now, at least if they play like last year. If Aaron Rodgers.
Um, however, this is a tough one, man, I don't know, I don't know.
I got the fans when it I got the same twin in this one easier.
Or is it? Is it tough for you to? I had to think about it for a minute.
But I mean, really, if it's at the things the Saints do really well in primetime on and yeah, it's at home and and the Saints that they passed the ball very well, they got that.
They have a very balanced offense, and the Packers is not a really balanced offense.
Okay, I'm sorry.
Not to the level that the Saints are, Um, there's a reason why people were complaining that and Rodgers didn't get an extra receiver in the draft.
I mean, that's a good place.
I got the Saints win in that, I'll have to agree just because they are at home.
I think that if it was the other way around, I might go with the Packers.
But this is also the M.
I could see the packers pulling out, but just want that's possible.
All right, then they gotta go to Oh, boy.
The City of Champions.
Detroit and the Lions.
Um, I Yeah, I got it.
I have the state's winning this one, man.
I mean, it's not that I think the lines air a bad team, but I mean, come on. Yeah.
I like the direction that Detroit is finally going in this year with their team and trying to surround Stafford with some with some weapons.
But this is this is New Orleans Saints coming in.
Okay, then we got the charges on another primetime game here at home.
They're getting all these home primetime games, man.
What's up with that? I don't know.
I don't know how I'm feeling. It's the saints.
You get your win again on prime time over the charges.
Although you could struggle against that defense.
I'm just gonna put that out there.
Yeah, but their defense is not gonna troubled struggle against the charges offense.
All right, The mobile Now, I don't know that Justin Herbert might be in by them either way.
You okay? Um then who? The Panthers.
So this is I mean, I again, I like the way the Panthers air going, but I still don't think they're in that position right now.
There's no revenge game happening here.
Um so then they got to go to Dub Bears in Chicago.
What's up with this schedule, men? I don't know.
This is a little little bit. Ah.
Anyway, um OK, so the bears could be a tough game, you know? I mean, this is I'm trying.
OK, so they just came off the by against the Panthers.
Um Okay, so So they're well rested.
The Saints are going into Chicago.
I still think the Bears defense is actually pretty good, but they either have Mitchell True Boesky or Nicholas fulls.
I got to give it to the Saints again, Right? This is this is simple for me.
This is gonna be a blowout.
And I'm gonna tell you why you just said it earlier.
It's after a bye week.
Yeah, we just got done talking about how Sean Payton is one of the best offensive minds of preparing for a football team.
He's got two weeks to prepare for the Chicago Bears Enters? Yes, but he's got two weeks.
Well, yeah, but yeah, I didn't realize that either way, you know, he's got plenty.
Well rested, right? It's good.
Yeah, they're gonna be plenty arrest because the Panthers game is not going to be hard for them.
They're gonna walk over it.
Yeah, we're going to go into the Bears, and Sean Payton is just going to be able to prepare his team against this Chicago Bears defense.
And that's all he's got to do.
Always gotta do a score.
Yeah, 20 points and he's gonna beat this team.
All right? Yeah.
So and I could see the Saints scoring more than 20 points.
Okay, fair enough, I think.
I mean, it sounds fair.
Then they got the bucks on prime time.
In this time that it's November, Tom Brady's rolling.
This is gonna be their first loss of the season.
This is one of saints.
Walk in and beat him.
Okay? Revenge from week one.
Gotta get their revenge.
Either way, you have him splitting.
So it's the same.
Yes, both of us.
Let me point this out.
The only loss that we've given the Saints is against the bucks.
Who then? They got the Niners coming into town.
And if we remember this past season, there was there was that game that just was great.
I mean, it got up to, like, what, 48 46? I think it was was the final score.
But can they do it again? Is the question Can they do it again? I think the Niners can actually pull it off.
I think that they can actually go into New Orleans if there's one team that can go into New Orleans.
And when I think it's this 40 Niners team, they can run the ball very well.
And like I said, I think that this Saints defense is not bad against the run.
Like I said, this is a very good team, but I think they could be had a little bit, you know? And I know it's Jimmy G.
You don't have a lot of faith in Jimmy G.
But, you know, you might not need Jimmy G this game.
This is gonna be a tough game.
Yeah, this is This is a very tough game to call.
Uh, I actually here in a couple weeks.
I got, ah, game that you would think would be easier to call, But it's it is easier for me.
Um, this game here, man it it could go either way.
Ah, big, huge scoring game.
It could be a massive defensive game, because, I mean, the Niners got a great defense.
They could slow this.
Ah, Saints offense down if needed.
And And the Niners, if you just slow down their running game that they stall, we've seen that the Super Bowl.
Right? Uh, so this is this is difficult, but I think I'm I'm gonna go with saints because their home Okay, All right.
We got the falcons, and it's in New Orleans.
Okay, you will discuss that, Then they got to go to Denver, and this might be a little bit of a shocker, but I'm actually gonna have the Broncos win because I think that the Saints at this point are in for a letdown game.
I think this is gonna be that let down game.
Um, and I think the brought that, you know, at this point, the receiving court for the Broncos might be on fire.
Maybe if Drew Lock actually turns out to be that guy that everybody's expecting, then he could be heated up by now.
So I think that those the Saints could get surprised here by the Broncos.
Do you get out of my head? Yes, if there's a defense out there that's similar to the Bears of the Niners, that could slow the Saints down the Saints team down.
It is the Broncos, right? I they got a pass rush, and we've already talked about how the Broncos is one of the best, Most improved.
At least, I believe most improved offenses in the NFL.
And like you said, I mean, they're more than halfway through the season now, right? And it drew lock and get in, get in sync with those receivers a little bit, and that deep running team Oh my goodness between felt Lindsay and Melvin Gordon E.
Gets things going Yep.
This Broncosoffense could be very, very difficult to stop.
I see this game being a very big let down for the things. Wow.
All right, I'm surprised we agree on that, but I like it.
Um, Ok, then they got to go to Atlanta, and I have them completing the sweep over Atlanta.
I mean, Atlanta has just let me down over the past, you know? I don't know how many years Ever since they haven't made the playoffs, I'm like, trust me, man, that the Falcons are not that bad of the team.
And then they end up being that bad of a team.
So I'm not gonna you know, you guys get sweet swept.
No, anything that saves the Saints here if they got a lot of more to go up against Jones.
Oh, yeah, and that's that's that right there.
Makes it easy for me to say the saints are going to beat him, because who else is Matty ice going to throw the football too? Well, I mean, they do have Calvin Ridley, you know, and Ah, yeah, but generally, if Jones doesn't have a good game, they don't have a good game.
Yeah, fair enough.
Oh, and they don't have really that great of a running game.
Yeah, and I mean, I'm not super hot. I met Ryan.
But anyway, all right, then they got to go to Philly to face the Eagles.
Let me see how many losses they have.
What? Quick, counting losses.
You your addiction.
Let's see. Okay.
No, I think the Saints can still pull it out.
Yeah, I think the saints air just better of a team.
I think the Saints are a better team, but I think they get a little bit lax.
A daisy in this game after happened, the face an easy win against the Falcons.
Yeah, um, I think that they get upset here. Wow.
Enveloped in Philly.
Then they got the Chiefs coming to town.
That should be a really good game.
Two, obviously Super Bowl caliber teams here.
I'm I think I'm inclined to take the chiefs here.
I think that there Patrick Mahomes can take advantage of that secondary a little bit, you know, especially with Tyreek Hill.
I mean, I don't think Marshawn Lattimore as good as he is, has the speed to keep up with Tyreek Hill.
Unless, I mean, obviously they can have a safety helping him out.
And they got a good one in the thing to they do.
They got Marcus Williams and Marshawn Lattimore.
They could double team on Tyreek Hill. That's fine.
But what about Travis Kelsey? Who's who's covering him? Right.
Um, so also, I'm saying and Clyde Edwards through layers.
Who's gonna be a huge problem? I guarantee you for this Chiefs offense.
I can't believe that they drafted him.
Um, yeah, so I think that the Chiefs can actually pull this one out even though they're on the road.
I'm not gonna argue with you, but I'm going to tell you that I think this is so 45 to 35 win for the Saints.
Okay, so it's a firework show.
It's a firework show.
And I think the saints win it because that you sit there and you talk about how the Chiefs might be able to take advantage.
A little bit of the saints.
The chief's defense is not really that good.
And we're talking about ah, an offense with the Saints that can really take advantage of the defense.
Um, I My eyes have changed when it comes to the Saints.
If if Sean Payton sees a weakness, he will step on that weakness over and over and over and over.
And there are multiple different spots of weakness in this cheese defense.
And I think that that's what that's what Sean Payton is going to do.
And I think like I say, it's gonna be the first to 41 wins.
Okay, I think the same will pull it off.
I could definitely see that.
I could definitely see that.
All right, then they got the Vike Vikings come into town.
And I mean, obviously, this is supposed to be the revenge game.
But again, like you said, it doesn't matter.
Right? In the grand scheme of things, these these vindication games hold no weight.
Aziz, you said, um, I I almost want to give it to the Vikings just to **** off Saints fans, but I don't think I will.
Um, I think that the state should take care of business.
I think you just got to hope that you don't face them in the playoffs, is what it is.
You don't have your starting running back.
You don't have your starting wide receiver.
Well, you might have your starting running back by this time, I mean it. 18. 16.
He might be like, I better get I better get out there and get some kind of money this year.
Um, but either way, uh, I still I see the same two women.
The Vikings got a pretty solid defense, too.
So this could be like your your average, you know, 27 to 20 something.
I think that I'm gonna put my money on Drew Brees at the end of the game before I would customs.
Okay, you can, um Then they close out the season against Carolina in Carolina.
Um, um, I think that the Panthers want to end the season on a high note, and they're going to get the wind.
I know, I know, but the panthers air gonna be, like, five and 10 at this point, and it's And rather than going five and 11 they're going to go six and 10 because just to end the season on a high note, man, you know, So that's that's what I got.
That's what I got happening Okay, Well, you have no idea what I was thinking because I got the Panthers winning this game.
What? OK, because the Saints are are going to try to rest their starters for the playoffs.
Even Taysom Hill.
This will be the gang that Jameis Winston's out there playing the full game on.
Yeah, you know, And he's throwing the guys you've never heard of before with blockers that normally play linebacker.
You know that, That kind of situation.
All right, They're just getting some players that that need the rest.
I don't think that they're going to be fighting for the first seed because I believe that there will be a well, ah, game or two out of first seed.
I don't think winning it will get him the first seed and because of their there's only one bye in the playoffs now.
And that's where first seat, only it ain't gonna matter.
They're gonna want arrest our starters, especially Drew Brees, because of his arm and his age.
I think the Panthers win this game.
I'm that's amazing.
I totally thought you were like I can't believe he's picking the Panthers twice, but I pick upsets that you did to Yeah.
I mean, great minds think alike, as they say, I guess.
Um so let me I think I might be missing a game again.
See, this is why we need Ray, because he actually has pen and paper, and he writes it down.
But let me make sure let me see.
123456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 16. Okay.
No, we're good. We're good, right? Yeah. Yeah.
Okay, So Lawrence said 12 in four.
I believe I said 11 and five.
Lawrence has the Saints going 12 and four.
So once again, you were correct in your and your pre scheduled prediction.
And that's what two upsets? Yep, yep.
And I had the going 4 11 and five.
So, again, I was right as well.
Um, so I think that's about reasonable again.
I think that they are about an 11 and five team not as dominant as they have been in years past, but, ah, I still think they'll be a good team and I still think they'll be a playoff team, so I don't know if they win the division.
I think it's gonna be a battle a little bit between Tampa And if if Tampa is what we think they will be, um, But they could very easily win the division at 11 and five.
So, you know, it just depends on how the rest of the division turns out.
I mean, I have them winning the division, but in a close battle.
So I mean, either way, I think it's gonna be a close battle one or two games apart between Tampa and New Orleans.
But I have this funny feeling that either San Francisco or Seattle whoever wins that division is going to win the NFC first seed that? Yeah.
I mean, I could definitely see that happen for sure.
All right, so that's what we got so far, man, we got this.
I think we've only got one game.
One team left that we have to cover on out.
I bet you anything if you go in the past streams and you, like, write everything down, they're all going to be totally wrong.
Like you're going to see different schedules, say different things.
Well, maybe, but I think I think the only team we haven't covered yet is the Jacksonville Jaguars, Of course.
And we still go do an outlook for that, so Well, we'll finish that off real quick.
They're gonna go to and 14.
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I love talking about the Saints? Yep.
And the we didn't really get to talk about the same sat much this year, which is kind of refreshing talking about a team actually, we haven't covered for Yeah, Yeah, over and over and over.
Like, say, Tampa Bay.
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