Date: October 8th, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Gillette Stadium
The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots will square off at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST in Week 5 of the NFL season. The Patriots are a 1-point favorite over the Saints, with the over/under set at 39 points.
New Orleans Saint’s Season Recap
The Saints are coming off a 26-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4. Overall, it was their second loss in a row, and their third loss in four games.
Saint’s Offense and Defense
The Saints’ offense has been the biggest problem so far this season. Additionally, they are ranked 31st in the NFL in total yards per game (272.5) and 30th in points per game (13.3). Also, quarterback Jameis Winston has struggled, throwing for just 983 yards and five touchdowns in four games. In the end, he has also thrown seven interceptions.
The Saints’ defense has been better, yet they are not without their flaws. All in all, they are ranked 19th in the NFL in total yards allowed per game (358.0) and 18th in points allowed per game (22.3).
Furthermore, the Saints will need to improve their offense if they want to win this game. They will also need to put pressure on Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and force him into mistakes.
New England Patriot’s Season Recap
Meanwhile, the Patriots are coming off a 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. In addition, it was their worst loss of the season and their worst loss under head coach Bill Belichick.
Patriot’s Offense and Defense
The Patriots’ offense has also been struggling this season. They are ranked 27th overall in the NFL in total yards per game (319.0) and 28th in points per game (16.0). Jones has thrown for 1,012 yards and five touchdowns in four games, but he has also thrown five interceptions.
The Patriots’ defense has been better, but they are also not without their flaws. They are ranked 15th in the NFL in total yards allowed per game (349.0) and 16th in points allowed per game (21.5).
The Patriots will need to improve their offense if they want to win this game. They will also need to get pressure on Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and force him into mistakes.
Key to Game for the Saints
The key to the game for the Saints will be to improve their offense. They need to get Winston going, and they need to get their running game going. They also need to protect Winston from the Patriots’ pass rush.
Key to Game for the Patriots
The key to the game for the Patriots will be to improve their offensive line. They need to give Jones time to throw, and they need to open up holes for their running game. They also need to get pressure on Winston and force him into mistakes.
Saints vs. Patriots Game Prediction
Both of these teams are struggling, but the Patriots are the better team on paper. They have a better defense, and they have a better offense. I predict that the Patriots will win this game, but it will be a close one.
Final Score: Patriots 21, Saints 17
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