The New Orleans Saints face the defending Super Bowl champion and division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The New Orleans Saints what would normally be an unenviable task, returning from their bye week to face the Seattle Seahawks on the road. That challenge was a lot easier with quarterback Russell Wilson sidelined with a right middle finger injury. Even so, the Saints barely squeaked out a 13-10 win in rainy Seattle.
With the Saints now 4-2 on the season, they have the perfect opportunity to gain ground on the rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How so? They face them this Sunday! The Buccaneers are on fire right now, but can the Saints pull off the upset?
Here are 5 bold predictions for the Saints against the Buccaneers
5. Alvin Kamara picks up 100 scrimmage yards in the first half
Alvin Kamara won many people their fantasy football matchups on Monday night with his tremendous first half against the Seahawks. Through two quarters, Kamara caught eight passes from quarterback Jameis Winston for 109 yards and a touchdown in the closing seconds of the half. Kamara also ran for 29 yards on 13 carries.
Kamara is an absolute weapon through the air and on the ground on a weekly basis. That’s why it was so confusing that the dual-threat running back failed to get a single target back in Week 4 against the New York Giants. That has changed since, and the Saints are reaping the benefits.
Yes, New Orleans does face a stout Tampa Bay run defense (67.4 yards allowed per game), but Kamara can create some havoc early on. That is why we have him logging 100 yards from scrimmage in the first half once again.