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New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks
It’s honestly a shame about the Seahawks (2-4) season as they have had major injuries all around. Two major notable injuries are Russell Wilson and Chris Carson. They are playmakers and seriously hurt their chances of making the playoffs. Geno Smith will start in place of Wilson once again and he hasn’t been that bad honestly. Smith has tossed for 340 yards, 2 TD, and 1 INT completing 33/49. He isn’t taking chances but at least he isn’t turning over the ball.
The Saints (3-2) have been making due since the departure of the future Hall of Fame QB Drew Breese. They took a risk on Winston and it has paid off. Maybe Winstons eye surgery was drastically needed. He has tossed for 892 yards, 12 TD, and 3 INTs while completing 70/116 passes.
A huge factor on the Saints side is they they have had plenty of rest coming off their much needed buy week and get several playmakers back on their defense along with their kicker Will Lutz who could also play.
With Geno not taking many shots down field, this will greatly play in favor of the Saints defense as they are able to shut down the run which Geno will have to rely on to help him out. The Saints are ranked 2nd in rushing yards allowed and the Seahawks are ranked 30th in rushing yards.
The Saints are the favorite with a spread of -4.0. Easy to see why as the Seahawks have scored 17 points and 20 points in the last two games under Geno. The Seahawks defense is a bottom tier defense in the league which makes -4.0 favorable. It’s prime time so buying a point to -3.0 isn’t a bad play either giving you the field goal push cushion.