|275 (True) - Saints to win the NFC @ Draftkings|
Saints: The Saints are 12-4 on the year - after Drew Brees missed 4 games, after Michael Thomas missed 9 games, after Marcus Davenport missed 5 games. All four of New Orleans losses this season were with either Brees out or Michael Thomas out. They haven't lost a single game all year with both playing. If this team was healthy for the entire season, I'm not kidding I believe they would have gone 16-0, or 15-1 at the very worst. I wonder, what would the Packers record be this season if Aaron Rodgers missed 4 games and Devante Adams missed 9 games? Or the Chiefs record if Mahomes missed 4 games and Travis Kelce missed 9 games? The Saints are 12-4, and they are on an absolute mission this year. Not only are they the most complete team in the league - but they are also flying under the radar at the same time as they are hiding in the limelight of the Chiefs, Packers, and Bills right now. The Saints have a stigma of early playoff exits which is causing many people to dismiss them, but this isn't the same team we've seen in years' past. They have a top 3 defense this year, they have a WR2 opposite of Michael Thomas this year, and they are fully healthy going into the post-season. They had none of these things the last few seasons. You might be concerned if the Saints meet the Packers or Chiefs down the road, don't be. The Saints lost to the Packers already earlier in the year thanks to a 4th quarter fumble by Taysom Hill. In that game, the Saints were without Michael Thomas, Marcus Davenport, and David Onyemata and still had a lead in the 4th quarter. The Packers also had David Bakthiari then. The Saints lost by 3 to the Chiefs earlier this year as well. That was Brees first game back after suffering 11 fractured ribs, rusty as hell to start the game, playing without Michael Thomas, while the Saints defense was missing their top run stuffer as well. They still lost by just 3. The Packers have had the 23rd toughest strength of schedule this year, the Chiefs the 25th toughest. Neither team is better than New Orleans, yet they are both favored to win the SB over them. The Seahawks in my opinion are the toughest match-up in the NFC for New Orleans, but I think they will still find a way to win if they meet. The Saints are both the best team in the NFL and the most underrated team in the NFL at the same time which is extremely rare, thus I'm making a very large future bet on them to go all the way. This is Brees' last season, and I believe he will get a ring on his way out.