The New Orleans Saints look to stay undefeated tonight against Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.
New Orleans has been steamrolling opponents on offense this year, scoring at least 45 points in 4 of their first 6 games. The defense is also vastly improved. That unit is 11th in yards allowed per game, including 6th in the league in rushing defense.
The Falcons enter the game looking to get back on track after a loss to Dallas in Week 7, having given up 37 points to the Cowboys. The Falcons defense will have a tough time containing Drew Brees and the Saints’ passing attack, losing CB Brian Williams in Week 6 for the season with a knee injury. They’ll have to control the time of possession by running effectively against the Saints very good rush defense and using some quick screen passes to Turner.
If Atlanta can run effectively and create some key turnovers, they have a chance to keep this thing close, but I have a feeling in the end New Orleans is going to pick the Atlanta secondary apart and keep rolling to 7-0.
Prediction: Saints 37, Falcons 24
The game starts at 8:30pm ET on ESPN.