October 7th, 2013
Hello NFLRUSHERS, I am back with my weekly upset alert. This week 79% of you have picked the New England Patriots to win the game against the New Orleans Saints. I just don't see that happening.
The Saints are a loaded team this year. I think that Jimmy Graham is the best WR in the NFL this year. I know that he plays tight end, but I think he is better than every tight end and receiver in the entire NFL. I think that Darren Sproles is also a beast. I think that the Saints offense is so high powered nobody can stop it well. The only way a team can beat the Saints is to slow them down. If you can get some stops and score with them you have a chance. I think that their defense is another thing that sets the Saints apart. Their secondary is playing extremely well and Rob Ryan has this defense playing like one of the best in the league. I think that the only NFL team that is better than the Saints right now is the Broncos.
I don't understand how so many people can pick a falling team in the Patriots. I think that 6 points won't win any football game. I think that this set of undrafted, rookie receivers is horrible for the Patriots. Now that they are getting healthy it will be a little bit better but I don't expect much from the Patriots the rest of the season. I think that their defense is not very good even though they stifled the Bengals last week. I just don't see the Patriots as a Super Bowl favorite like they have been every year for the past 10 years. I think that when the Patriots get healthy they can be good, but they still won't be the team that they have been. I think that the only way the Patriots win is if Rob Gronkowski comes back and plays his best football. However I don't see that happening.
In the end, the Saints will take this game on the road, 31-20.