The NFC South came back to form in Week 2 with a 3-1 record and the New Orleans Saints leading the division. Week 3 will see the first NFC South matchup on Sunday in Tampa Bay.
New Orleans Saints: The Saints are riding high off their Week 2 victory over the Chicago Bears. The Saints defense registered six sacks and dominated the Bears offense. Likewise, Saints QB Drew Brees looked back to his old form of the Saints Superbowl season.
The Saints will once again face a huge challenge on Sunday when they square up against the Houston Texans. The Texans are currently 2-0 and look to extend that 3-0.
Texans QB Matt Schaub and the rest of the offense have looked sharp as of late. The Texans defense which is lead by LB Mario Williams will try to repeat the thrashing it gave the Saints in preseason.
The Saints played vanilla against the Texans in preseason which led some to think that Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams was saving the real gameplan for Sunday.
Who Dat Nation hopes that’s the case because of the recent report that the Saints defense will be without LB Jonathan Vilma who has a knee injury. On the plus side, DE Will Smith will return after a two game suspension.
This game will be very tough and no doubt a statement for both teams. The Saints will need to establish their mark early and for the Texans, a victory would further boost morale.
The only sticking point for the Texans is the noisy, hostile environment of the Superdome. My pick for this game is the of course, the New Orleans Saints.
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