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NFL: Bagent at S.A.I.N.T.S.

As I said in last week’s game article, it was make-up or break-up for Derek Carr and Saints fans. Last week against the Colts, Carr had easily his best game of the season, converting on 19 of 27 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns. I don’t want this to be the last we see of this type of performance. Carr cannot go back to those Dalton-level performances. As the season goes on, he gets better, so this trend has to continue throughout the rest of the year. During this next game against the Bears, Carr better show out. The Tyson Bagent-led Bears will rank just as Chicago’s starting quarterback did in college: from college football’s second division to second place against the Saints.


Game Info:


When: Sunday, November 5, 2023 at noon CST

Where: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

TV Info: CBS


Injury Report:


New Orleans Saints

Player:

Position:

Injury:

Status:

Ty Summers

LB

Hamstring

Out

Malcolm Roach

DT

Illness

Questionable

Kendre Miller

RB

Illness

Questionable

Chicago Bears

Player:

Position:

Injury:

Status:

Nate Davis

OG

Ankle

Out

Justin Fields

QB

Thumb

Doubtful

Terrell Smith

CB

Illness

Out

Jaquan Brisker

S

Concussion

Out

Tremaine Edmunds

LB

Knee

Out

Braxton Jones

OT

Neck

Questionable

Betting Info:


Spread Favorite: Saints (-8.5)

Moneyline: Saints (-395), Bears (+310)

Over/Under: 41 points


Prediction:


This Saints defense does not disappoint at home. I don’t want them to underestimate the undrafted rookie quarterback the Bears have leading their team, but I do want them to intimidate him. I have a feeling this Bears offense will not produce against the Saints defense at home. The last game was not great for Bagent. He threw two picks against the Chargers defense, and it won’t be any different in New Orleans. I hope the Saints poke the bear and tear this Chicago team apart. I have my Saints improving to 5-4 on the season and continue down the road to the postseason.


Score


Saints 24 - Bears 3

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