Falcons vs Saints: A huge NFC divisional rivalry is on tap Sunday when the New Orleans Saints head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to battle the Atlanta Falcons.Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. After a surprising season-opening home loss to the Buccaneers, the Saints bounced back with a win over the Browns.
It’s a pretty common occurrence for fans and analysts to make bold predictions about a game or season. If the prediction doesn’t come true, then that’s OK – you said it was bold! If it DOES come true, though… now you look like a genius!
So in that spirit, some of the Canal Street Chronicles writers were asked to share with me a bold prediction or two for the Week 3 of the regular season for the New Orleans Saints: facing the divisional rival Atlanta Falcons on the road. This is their chance to look brilliant!
Turnovers Galore – Saints pick off the Falcons three times, with PJ Williams grabbing his first INT of the season. (Bryan)
Is this really bold? – Michael Thomas has over 100 receiving yards in the game. (Ellias)
Big Day for the Defense – Saints defense holds Atlanta to under 350 total yards. (Hendrix)
Showing his Worth – Marcus Davenport records his first sack of the year. (Don)
VERY Bold – Taysom Hill scores more touchdowns in the game than Tevin Coleman. (Rev)
DROY Bounces Back – Marshon Lattimore takes an interception to the house. (Bob)
Tough Day for Ryan – Saints sack Matt Ryan four times in the game. (Hendrix)
Rookie Comes Up Big – Tre’Quan Smith has 80 receiving yards and a touchdown. (Bob)
Tre’Quan Smith has more receiving yards than Calvin Ridley.
Drew Brees isn’t sacked the entire game.
Falcons are kept to less than 50 yards on the ground.