Your NFL Game Of The Week: Giants vs Saints

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New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, Sunday 1:00p.m.

After that spectacular win last Sunday by my Broncos, I am now 4-1.  Not to mention I’m on three week winning streak. Week 6 doesn’t have many big games this week, but the one big game on the schedule is a DOOZY! The G-men are out to prove that they are the only dominant team in the NFC, and while I believe that the Vikings are the best team in the conference, whoever wins this game, will no doubt be considered as the team to beat in the NFC by many analysts.

Key Matchups

Saints O-line vs. Giants D-Line: It has been well documented that the Giants front four are among the best in football, and can put enough pressure on opposing quarterbacks without having a linebacker blitz. Tight-end Jeremy Shockey may find himself staying down on the line to help block either one of New York’s Pro Bowl pass rushers in Osi Umenyiora or Justin Tuck.  That could slow down some of the big plays the Saints offense is used to.

Saints Defense vs. Big Plays from New York: Over the past few years many believed that what held New Orleans back from being a real contender each year was its soft defense. The secondary was the main source of the problem with guys giving up big play after big play which usually left the offense trying to win in a shootout. This year things seem to be going in the right direction as veterans Daren Sharper and Johnathan Vilma are doing a good job bringing all of the younger and older talent together on that side of the ball.


X – Factor:

Eli Manning & Drew Brees: Whether you believe it or not, the key to both of these teams’ success starts and ends with the performance of their quarterback. Drew Brees is starting to look like the 2009 Dan Marino while Eli Manning is doing his best to challenge his older brother as the best Manning in the league. Both of these guys have play makers in the running game and many receiving threats to get the ball down the field, which should make for a fun back and forth between the two.

Prediction:

New Orleans 35, New York 31: I can’t help but to think that this game is going to be a shootout. With the game being played in the dome, it will be a fast paced game which doesn’t bode well for either of the teams’ shaky secondaries against speedy receivers. Being that the game is being played in the Superdome, I imagine Drew Brees will have his team hyped and ready to prove that the Saints should be considered a threat in the NFC. New Orleans by four.

GOTW: Steelers vs Titans | GOTW: Patriots vs Jets | GOTW: 49ers vs Vikings | GOTW: Chargers vs Steelers | GOTW: Patriots vs Broncos

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