It promises to be an exciting Introduction night double-header on Monday Night Football since the New Orleans Saints play host to the Houston Texans.
Sean Payton and his Saints team are keen for a return to their glory days. They remain among those elite sides in the NFL and they ought to still be very competitive in a demanding NFC South division though they have lost some bits. 1 thing about watching out for because we get into 2019 is whether Drew Brees and also this offense can repeat last years output that is historic. A few competition awaits — starting in Week 1, though they are a unit.
On the other side evening will probably be Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans. Houston has among the toughest schedules this season, and going into New Orleans for a week clash contrary to the successful Saints will provide a test. Houston has some question marks on crime especially as key has been lost through the exhibition games for the season. They also made a commerce, working away Jadeveon Clowney before the year began. Many will probably be intrigued to see how the team responds to some, while the Texans have some pieces.
This game is loaded with some fascinating storylines and talent. It has turned into a successful run at The Sports Geek at Week 1, so continue reading beneath the chances for comprehensive breakdowns, game analysis, along with a betting prediction for New Orleans vs. Houston.
Houston Texans +7 (-120)
@ New Orleans Saints -7 (+100)
Over 52 (-110)
Under 52 (-110)
Although the Clowney exchange for Houston was contentious, they did receive a boost for their offensive line in Laremy Tunsil from it. He is among the game’s best left will shield DeShaun Watson regularly tackles, and should have the ability to open up holes in the running game.
Among the greatest elements about Houston is the receiving corps that is dynamic. They have four receivers, who could be number two guys on additional squads. With Keke Coutee DeAndre Hopkins, WIll Fuller, and now Kenny Stills — the aerial attack ought to be in fine shape all season long to its talented Texans. The Saints will fight to cover everybody and have large issues inside their secondary. Expect Watson to be able find success, also also to attack the corners Marshon Lattimore.
On the other side of the soccer, Max Unger was lost on the line since the Pro-Bowl centre made a decision to retire. That should create some issues in blocking and hand-offs for Drew Brees, and it’ll be interesting to learn how this plays out in the first season. Replacing him is a beginner, which will be quite the introduction using J.J. Watt and a ferocious Texans’ pass rush barrelling down . Expect Brees to face pressure and this Houston defense is sufficient to create a few turnovers.
New Orleans nevertheless boasts heavy talents and Michael Thomas downfield — although if Houston can shadow them while making this an game for Brees, the Texans have a shot.
Anticipate the Texans to really commit themselves to a competitive pass rush about Monday night. J.J. Watt should make havoc about your Saints’ O-Line and reach Brees often. The Saints are newcomers that are perennial, and Houston has enough talent. Take the points.
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