The Falcons are hoping for a bit of a resurgence after a few years toward the bottom of the NFC South, but they’ll have to do it without longtime signal caller Matt Ryan. The former Boston College quarterback was dealt to the Indianapolis Colts earlier this offseason, so Atlanta will have Marcus Mariota under center and rookie Desmond Ridder to back him up in what could make for an interesting team in Arthur Smith’s second season in charge.
The Saints are also going through a bit of a surprise transition. It’s year two of the post- Drew Brees era, but really it’s year one and a half. Last season, New Orleans was looking great, posting a 5-3 record through the first eight games before Jameis Winston suffered a season-ending injury. The team limped to the finish line and coach Sean Payton made the shocking decision to step down after the year ended. Dennis Allen, who was the Raiders coach from 2012-14, took over for Payton as coach.
New Orleans is coming into this game as a five-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook with the point total sitting at 42. The Saints are going off on the moneyline at -210 while bettors can grab Atlanta at +180.
Saints vs. Falcons
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