NFC Game Of The Week
Falcons (8-0) at Saints (3-5)
Falcons: It hasn’t been pretty but they’re winning football games though, that’s all that matters. It’s safe to say that the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will travel through the Georgia Dome. It’s funny to believe because this is the team that scored only 2 points in the playoffs last season to the eventual champion Giants last January, now they’re unbeaten and off to their first 8-0 start in franchise history. They didn’t necessarily look the greatest against the Cowboys last Sunday night but they still got the job done and a zero still remains in that loss column. This Sunday they face a Saints team who’s had their number the past few seasons, can they get a win in New Orleans?
Saints: The Saints started 0-4 and were considered done by so many, not so fast now. They’ve won three of their last four including a huge win Monday night against the Eagles and that was the best their defense looked all year long. They won that battle at the line of scrimmage and put enormous amounts of pressure on Michael Vick. Don’t count the Saints out necessarily at 3-5 when it comes to the NFC playoff picture. Drew did his normal and momentum has truly favored this team the past few weeks. It’s a huge game this Sunday with a division rival who hasn’t lost a game coming to town, can the Saints do what 8 other teams haven’t been able to do?
Prediction: The Falcons have always seem to struggle when they play the Saints, Drew Brees always gets the best of them. If the Saints can be physical with the Falcons dynamic receivers and take those guys away and force them to run the ball, they win this game. I like the Saints to hand the Falcons their first loss of the season. Saints 31 Falcons 24