Thursday Night Week 6 10/15/15:
Falcons @ Saints: Here we go division rivalry game in the NFC South that has two unbeaten teams remaining. The Falcons are one of those unbeaten teams and will be headed into the Superdome on Thursday night looking to remain that way. The Falcons really owe their success to the improvement of their defense which is shocking to many but really when you look at Vic Beasley Jr. you can see why it is that way. Now offensively they found the weapon I knew they had last year and that EJ Manuel and Jameis Winston knew they had from their college days at Florida State. That person is Devonta Freeman who is an absolute monster with so much speed and a quick burst that makes him hard to stop after first contact. He reminds me of what Eden Hazard would be if he was a football player for all the soccer fans out there, a quick first three steps and then he is gone with a lot of power while doing so. I think the Falcons if they can stay consistent and relatively healthy they could be tough to stop this year. The Saints are seriously struggling to do anything right. They play in New Orleans which you would think is an advantage but they seem to have struggled at home the past couple seasons. This year seems to be no different especially with the lack of a defense and I truly believe Rob Ryan is a huge part of that. The Saints have one thing going for them, they have Brandin Cooks now let’s get that kid some help. Meanwhile I will take the better team in the spotlight and see the Falcons move to 6-0. Falcons win this game 34 – 20 over the Saints.
- Matt Koontz (50-27)
--Mike B (51-26)
Atlanta Falcons 35 New Orleans Saints 24. As long as Julio plays, the Falcons are a lock to win. The saints boast a suspect defense at best. While I believe that Freeman will come back down to earth, I don't believe this will be the week he does. Freeman will have his normal as of late of over 100 yards and 2 tds. Matt Ryan will have a better game than last week. Brees will have a good game, I would take the over on 200 passing yards. Snead will continue to shine in the passing game, while cooks still struggles. The game looks closer on the scoreboard solely because of garbage time.
- Jared McManus (35-28)
Well well, this is not exactly the game of the week. New Orleans has looked awful, and the Falcons should rebound from a poor performance last week. I see a beat down coming. I'm taking the Falcons in this one, 28-20. Just for the record, I believe the game will be 28-13 and then NO will score at the very end to pull within 8 points. It will not be a close game, and at no time do I believe the Falcons will be threatened.
-Gabriel O (48-29)
Falcons @ Saints - Falcons win, 27-20.