In the National Football League, the New England Patriots will take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Both teams come into the game fresh off a loss in their season opening game. The New England Patriots lost in the season opening game to the Kansas City Chiefs, while at home.
The New Orleans Saints are looking for their first win as well. The Saints were unable to win on Monday Night Football on the road at Minnesota. The Saints are in last place in the NFC South, as the Panthers and Falcons won, and Tampa Bay has yet to play. The New England Patriots are -6 in this game over New Orleans.
Saints Looking to Bounce Back
Drew Brees tossed for 291 yards, but just a single touchdown in the loss in Week 1. The Saints had a tough time getting anyone going in the game, as Alvin Kamara led the team with 18 rushing yards in the game. Will Lutz kicked four field goals in the game, and then with under 2:00 to go, Coby Fleener caught a touchdown pass.
The Saints have a tough 2017 schedule to start the season, as after this, they will go on the road to the Carolina Panthers. In a month, the Saints have to go on the road to the Green Bay Packers as well. New Orleans are looking forward to a full season with their rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, out of Ohio State.
Patriots Play with Anger
The New England Patriots are going to come into this game angry. The defending Super Bowl Champions were embarrassed at home by the Kansas City Chiefs. New England saw their quarterback Tom Brady struggle quite a bit, going just 16 for 36 for 267 yards in the game.
New running back Mike Gillislee rushed for three touchdowns in the loss He carried the football just 15 times for 45 yards, but did have the 3 touchdowns. The Patriots top receiver was Danny Amendola, with 6 receptions and a touchdown. The Patriots will host the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers in their next two games.
Patriots Down Saints
The New England Patriots are not going to start the season with two straight losses, are they? It seems pretty rare that they would be struggling to start the season. But, in this game, the New Orleans Saints are going to have a tough time defending the Patriots, especially an angry New England team.
Brandin Cooks is going up against his old team in this game. Cooks started his career with the Saints, and was traded in the off-season to the Patriots. Look for a big game from the athletic receiver. The final bet in this game is the New England Patriots -6 over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
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