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First Look – Predictions for 2016

You’re thinking….we haven’t had a pre-season game and this guy is already making predictions. The predictions below are based on the Saints offense by and large doing what they usually do (score points and win the time of possession) and the defense being a middle of the pack defense. As I’ve said before , if the Saints can field  just an average defense , they should be in the hunt for the playoffs.

That said, check out the predictions and let me know what you think in the comments sections below. Be kind.



DATE OPPONENT Observations Prediction
Sun, Sept. 11 vs Raiders This is a tough way to begin the season. Up and coming team on both sides of the ball. Will be a great test for the Saints on offense and defense but we will see if they are up to to it.    W 1-0
Sun, Sept. 18 at Giants Giants have a new head coach, it will be interesting to see if the Saints are going to be able to win on the road this year. Squeaker but I’m going with the Saints on this one.    W 2-0
Mon, Sept. 26 vs Falcons Prime time at Home against the Falcons. Tough interdivisional matchup against the hated Dirty Birds. Gotta go with the WhoDats    W 3-0
Sun, Oct. 2 at Chargers If the Saints do manage to go 3-0 to start the season, this has all the markings of a “gotcha game. On the road heading into the bye week……    L 3-1
Sun, Oct. 16 vs Panthers Coming off the bye has usually been good to the Saints but this year they are facing the Panthers. Home Game two weeks to prepare. I’m going with the Saints.    W 4-1
Sun, Oct. 23 at Chiefs Tough road game against a good KC team. Saints could possible have a letdown after an emotional win in Week 6     L 4-2
Sun, Oct. 30 vs Seahawks Seahawks, Jimmy comes home, This will be a game where the Saints need to make a statement if they are for real this year. They are and They will.    W 5-2
Sun, Nov. 6 at 49ers This looks like a winnable road game now. I’m saying it will be a winnable road game in November.    W 6-2
Sun, Nov. 13 vs Broncos Defending Superbowl Champs at home. It just doesn’t get any better than this. With Denver’s QB situaltion this will be the lowest scoring game of the year.    W 7-2
Thu, Nov. 17 at Panthers Prime time at the Panthers, Tough divisional road game, I’m trying but I don’t see our guys coming out with a “W” in this one. L 7-3
Sun, Nov. 27 vs Rams For whatever reasons playing the Rams in St. Louis has not worked out very well the last few years. This year it’s the LA Rams in the Dome….Saints win. W 8-3
Sun, Dec. 4 vs Lions Looks like a down year for the Lions, but they still have Stafford and he’s capable of a big game any week of the year. I’m thinking the Saints take this one. W 9-3
Sun, Dec. 11 at Buccaneers Tampa Bay gives our Saints fits every year, won’t be any different this year. L 9-4
Sun, Dec. 18 at Cardinals I can’t imagine a tougher job than going into Arizona and coming out with a win this year in the regular season. Not saying it can’t be done. L 9-5
Sat, Dec. 24 vs Buccaneers Tampa Bay two out of three weeks. Have to win this one, The Saints will. W 10-5
Sun, Jan. 1 at Falcons This could be for the division or for a wild card spot.Huge game. Saints Win! Saints Win! W 11-5




Bill Stephens, SaintsGab writer, Follow Saints Gab on twitter @SaintsGab

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One Response to “First Look – Predictions for 2016”

  1. Berdj Joseph Rassam says:

    There’s no way the Saints are going to have an 11-5 season. They are primed for a .500-type season (8-8 =/- 1 game).

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