Dannell Ellerbe intercepts Cam Newton
I firmly believe that this game will come down to turnover differential. Both teams know eachother very well. They execute at a similar level. Neither team is going to blow the other out of the water with pure talent or scheme.
So who wins the turnover battle?
I think Ellerbe’s return to the lineup will pay huge dividens for this one. It’s the perfect game for him. A run-happy QB, a run-heavy offense, plenty of underneath and TE action.
We’ve all seen Ellerbe’s range and tackling ability. Now I want to see him cover. We know he can do it.
The third of my bold predicitions: Ellerbe pulls in an INT, his first as a Saint, the fourth of his career.