Atlanta Falcons (5-0) at New Orleans Saints (1-4)
NFL Football: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:25 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints +3 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Falcons look to remain undefeated as they head into New Orleans on Thursday night to take on a Saints team who has looked very shaky this season.
The Atlanta Falcons are a perfect 5-0 on the season and can move into sole possession of first place with a win against the Saints on Thursday as the idle (until Sunday) Carolina Panthers watch with bated breath. Atlanta has done it all on offense this season as they have Julio Jones dominating throgh the air and Devonta Freeman doing the same on the ground and everyone else in between doing their bit in what has been one of the better story lines so far of this young season. The Falcons were expected to contend for the NFC South title this season but they have stormed out of the gates and if not for Carolina's equally impressive mark the Falcons would be the talk of the NFC heading into Thursday's game.
The Saints meanwhile haven't been the same since the return of Sean Payton and while it is far from his fault that his team has been so futile of late it may end up costing him his job at season's end if the franchise decides to move forward with a different approach. New Orleans has looked lost on offense this season without Jimmy Graham and while the former all pro isn't having a great season in Seattle it is clear that Graham was a huge part of Drew Brees' success and without him the Saints are struggling. Mark Ingram has been the lone bright spot for New Orleans as he continues to play well but after a lackluster game all around against the Eagles last week this could all but seal their season tonight. Atlanta is bound to lose at some point and a division rival on the road in prime time is a perfect time for it to happen especially with Julio Jones not 100%. However, this is the Saints, and they haven't proven anything this season barely upending a short handed Cowboys team in this context two weeks ago. I'm sticking with the Falcons.