This week’s Sunday night game pits the New Orleans Saints against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Kickoff is slated for 8:20 PM ET, Oct 28. New Orleans has won its last two games to climb to 2-4 and potentially salvage its season after dropping the first four games of the season.
Sportsbook odds makers believe the home field advantage and having Peyton Manning at quarterback will help the Denver Broncos easily defeat the New Orleans Saints and have set the Broncos as 6 point home favorites. The total for Sunday night’s game is 55.5 points.
In last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Saints staved off a desperate rally attempt by the Buccaneers to keep Tampa Bay out of the end zone as time expired. Tampa Bay seemingly completed the game tying touchdown pass but it was ruled the receiver stepped out of bounds before catching the pass which made him an ineligible receiver.
The Saints desperately needed that win to try and rally from the early 0-4 hole they put themselves in. If New Orleans can rattle off a few more wins, the Saints could find themselves back in the playoff picture by midseason.
Quarterback Drew Brees had another exceptional game against the Bucs last Sunday, throwing for 377 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Running back Pierre Thomas ran the ball 13 times for 32 yards and added another score on the ground. New Orleans figures to have a little bit more difficult time throwing the ball this Sunday night as the Denver Broncos rank sixth in the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed.
The last time the Denver Broncos were on the field was two weeks ago against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. In that game, the Broncos fell behind 24-0 at halftime and looked like they were going to get routed. However, quarterback Peyton Manning rallied the Broncos in the second half while the defense scored two touchdowns en route to a 35-24 triumph over their division rivals.
Manning and the Broncos have made it a habit to fall behind by double digits early in the game this season only to rally back and make it close in the second half. With New Orleans having one of the worst passing defenses in the entire league, Denver should not have a problem scoring early and often in this game.