New Orleans Saints 2017-18′ season preview with game by game predictions

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 11: Adrian Peterson
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 11: Adrian Peterson /

Finally, the Black and Gold get Adrian Peterson on their side. The Saints open up on Monday Night Football. Ironically, the Saints get Adrian Peterson’s former team. This can’t be a coincidence.

Regardless, this is a game the Saints must have. Usually, the opening is not a must win, but this is the exception. The reasons are simple. Look at the schedule the first six games.

In week three, the Saints have to travel to Carolina and then on to London to play the Dolphins. A bye week will follow that game. When the Saints come back after the bye week, they get the Detroit Lions at home. Finally, in week seven, the Saints travel to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers. The Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers are the only two teams that failed to make the playoffs in the first six games.

Saints need this game and will take advantage. AP is gonna go off along with the high octane offense. Keep in mind the Vikings started off 5-0 before dropping to 8-8 eventually. Teddy Bridgewater got hurt and then things never was the same. Sam Bradford came in with a big trade, but the Vikings never recovered. The Saints offense starts off unstoppable.

Final: Saints 45 Vikings 30

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