I was wrong last week. Hey, you can’t win them all or if we are speaking of Week 11 picks, even some in my case. I’ll wear that but remember, that was Tampa Bay…not the Patriots. In the next edition of the game of the year, this is the perfect match up of young and old…rings and no rings…new hype vs. old hype. This goes way deeper than the obvious…the glaring…footprints of the Pats legacy are ubiquitous…the Saints are right now omnipresent.
If it comes down to who makes the stop to win the game…and it won’t…it appears to favor the Saints because they are home and have the better defense correct?
Don’t be so sure.
Yes the Pats aren’t the team they once were defensively and have no running game, but as long as they have Brady and Moss, Kevin Faulk and Wes Welker (both move the chains)…and Sweatshirt Bill and the thoughts and memories of experience and success, I’m rocking with the Pats. Sean Payton and Drew Brees are joined at the hip and have put up crazy numbers the last few years but when I heard a football analyst say Brees is a lock for the HOF, I almost threw up. The last big game Drew Brees won was his last game against the University of Michigan. He was 0-3 up until that point.
I am no hater but win something first cotdammit. You all know I’m never about hype…I have to see it for my own eyes. Would you let a kid take your daughter out and keep her past curfew just because he looks like the perfect candidate from a Father’s perspective?
They Saints get no run from me until they win a big game.
If you want to crown them, then crown their ass but I ain’t letting them off the hook. It’s waaaaay to early. The Pats get a pass because of what they’ve actually accomplished. Throw out the stats. Throw out the hype. Throw out the records. Throw out the home field advantage. This is a game the Saints have to win and when they do lose, the season may lay in the balance.
What will they learn?
|SUN, NOV 29||TIME (ET)||TV||PREDICTION||LOCATION|
|Tampa Bay at Atlanta||1:00 PM||FOX||ATL 20-19||Georgia Dome|
|Miami at Buffalo||1:00 PM||CBS||MIA 24-23||Ralph Wilson Stadium|
|Cleveland at Cincinnati||1:00 PM||CBS||Cincy 34-20||Paul Brown Stadium|
|Seattle at St. Louis||1:00 PM||FOX||SEA 27-14||Edward Jones Dome|
|Carolina at NY Jets||1:00 PM||FOX||CAR 28-10||Giants Stadium|
|Washington at Philadelphia||1:00 PM||FOX||PHI 27-24||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Indianapolis at Houston||1:00 PM||CBS||Indy 33-25||Reliant Stadium|
|Kansas City at San Diego||4:05 PM||CBS||SD 20-16||Qualcomm Stadium|
|Jacksonville at San Francisco||4:05 PM||CBS||SF 26-20||Candlestick Park|
|Chicago at Minnesota||4:15 PM||FOX||MINN 20-17||Metrodome|
|Arizona at Tennessee||4:15 PM||FOX||TENN 35-34||LP Field|
|Pittsburgh at Baltimore||8:20 PM||NBC||BAL 23-17||M&T Bank Stadium|
|MON, NOV 30||TIME (ET)||TV||PREDICTION||LOCATION|
|New England at New Orleans||8:30 PM||ESPN||PATS 37-27||Superdome|