Denver Broncos (6-3) at New Orleans Saints (4-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints -3 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
A marquee matchup takes center stage in week 10 NFL action as the Denver Broncos head to the superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints.
The Denver Broncos dropped to 6-3 following a 30-20 defeat at the hands of the now division-leading Oakland Raiders in week 9’s edition of Thursday Night Football. Trevor Siemian completed just 18 of his 37 passes for 283 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an interception while being sacked twice on the night. The Broncos got little going in terms of a ground attack, as they logged just 33 yards as a team on the night with Devontae Booker racking up 22 of those yards on 10 carries. Kapri Bibbs lone reception out of the backfield was a big one, going for a team-high 69 yards and a touchdown in the process. Demaryius Thomas shared the team-high in receptions with 5 catches for 56 yards while Emmanuel Sanders caught 5 of his own for 47 yards on the night. Defensively, the Broncos just didn’t have an answer for the dynamic Raiders offense. Although they kept Raiders QB Derek Carr in check with just 184 yards through the air, the Raiders put up a whopping 220 rushing yards as a team including 114 yards and 3 touchdowns from LaTavius Murray.
The New Orleans Saints won their 2nd straight and 4th in 5 games to improve to 4-4 with a 41-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Drew Brees connected on 28 of his 39 pass attempts for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mark Ingram led a dominating performance out of the Saints backfield with 168 yards and a touchdown on just 15 carries to go along with a pair of receptions for 13 yards and a 2nd touchdown through the air while Tim Hightower carried the rock a team-high 23 times for 87 yards of his own and a touchdown. 10 different receivers had at least one catch for New Orleans in week 9, however it was Michael Thomas leading the way with 5 receptions for 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Brandin Cooks also had 5 catches for 66 yards. As has been the story in most of the Saints’ games this season, the word defense did not exist. San Francisco still put up 486 yards of total offense in the defeat, including almost 400 yards to Colin Kaepernick on just 24 completions.
Denver is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last week 10 matchups while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games in the month of November. New Orleans is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games in the month of November while the over is 8-1-1 in their last 10 home games.
This should be a great game between one of the league’s best offenses against one of the best defenses. However I was still a bit shocked to see New Orleans favored here. With that said, this seems like a game that is better to watch than bet, however Denver’s offense is just way too inconsistent for my liking, even against a Saints team that doesn’t have the word defense in their vocabulary. This could come down to which team has the ball last so I’ll back the better offense in the Saints.
Lay the points with New Orleans.