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Saints 2020-2021 NFL Season Predictions

The Saints 2020-2021 NFL season is finally upon us despite the best efforts of COVID-19. Like the last 3 seasons with Drew Brees and Sean Payton at the helm, this team has Super Bowl aspirations. However, this year the urgency is even greater.

The window for Drew Brees to win a Superbowl is closing quickly. This season competition in the NFC South is much better. Teddy Bridgewater, who went 5-0 starting following Drew Brees’ injury last year is now the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to their vast offensive arsenal. Tight end Rob Gronkowski also decided to come out of retirement and join Brady in Tampa Bay. On top of that, the Bucs may have finally addressed their problem at running back by bringing in Leonard Fournette from Jacksonville.

The Falcons are also still loaded with offensive talent. They have brought in Todd Gurley at running back and have kept their wide receiver core. Although they lost tight end Austin Hooper they traded for Hayden Hurst from Baltimore. If the defense can stay healthy, you potentially could have three teams from this division in the playoffs.

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Here are my loss predictions and then we will do three bold overall predictions.

Saints 2020-2021 NFL Season Win-Loss Predictions

Final Season Record: 13-3 #1 Seed in NFC

  • Week 1: Bucs vs Saints; 27-17; W (Home)
  • Week 2: Saints vs Raiders; 31-13; W (Away)
  • Week 3: Packers vs Saints; 30-20; W (Home)
  • Week 4: Saints vs Lions; 27-23; W (Away)
  • Week 5: Chargers vs Saints; 24-21; W (Home)
  • Week 6: Bye Week
  • Week 7: Panthers vs Saints; 31-13; W (Home)
  • Week 8: Saints vs Bears; 17-16; L (Away)
  • Week 9: Saints vs Bucs; 30-26; L (Away)
  • Week 10: 49ers vs Saints; 27-20; W (Home)
  • Week 11: Falcons vs Saints; 30-21; W (Home)
  • Week 12: Saints vs Broncos; 24-19; W (Away)
  • Week 13: Saints vs Falcons; 27-24; L (Away)
  • Week 14: Saints vs Eagles; 28-13; W (Away)
  • Week 15: Chiefs vs Saints; 32-28; W (Home)
  • Week 16: Vikings vs Saints; 27-23; W (Home)
  • Week 17: Saints vs Panthers; 24-13; W (Away)

BOLD PREDICTIONS:

#1: Marcus Davenport joins Cam Jordan in hitting double digit sacks, despite missing first game of the season.

#2: Alvin Kamara plays angry and hungry all year; 1,800 all-purpose yards and 10+ touchdowns

#3: Drew throws for a 30 touchdown season but doesn’t put up absurd numbers; just efficient ones.

All Saints Considered Analyst. Host of C Lunch Sports Podcast. Follow Hayden on Twitter @ThatBoyKlink