LINE: New Orleans -7.5
ATS PICK: New Orleans
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It’s as if the world keeps challenging America to not pick New Orleans.
The emergence of Taysom Hill was supposed to be a problem a few weeks ago against Atlanta. Nope.
The team was going to lock up in other areas as Hill got his feet wet. it did, the D was great, Hill was fine, and it was an easy ATS win.
Denver had to play the nasty Saint defense without a quarterback. That didn’t exactly go well in one of the all-time easiest against the spread calls.
The same thing held true in last week’s win over Atlanta in Round 2 – the defense was outstanding and Hill and the rushing attack got the job done.
And now the NFL’s No. 2 overall defense and No. 1 D at stopping rushing touchdowns – allowing a minuscule five on the year – gets a Philadelphia team starting Jalen Hurts.
Hurts is the ultimate leader and fighter, and he’ll do whatever he must to spark the woeful Eagle offense, but this defense isn’t the one to go against in your starting debut.
Philly has offensive talent and weapons, but this whole thing has been a mess – it wasn’t all Carson Wentz’s fault. This run defense has been awful and there aren’t any big shots connecting down the field. Neither of those two things are going to change this week.
New Orleans might be looking a wee bit ahead to the showdown against Kansas City next week, but for a team that has won four of its last five games by 14 points or more, handing out a Welcome To The NFL, Rookie performance from the D won’t be a problem