3 reasons why the New Orleans Saints will beat the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Gardner Minshew
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The New Orleans Saints will turn 4-1 to 5-1 as they take on the 2-3 Jacksonville Jaguars in their Week 6 road matchup.

After taking on four undefeated teams in four weeks to kick the season off, the New Orleans Saints have finally settled into an easier four-week segment. With Tampa Bay last week, the Saints will draw the Jacksonville Jaguars as their Week 6 matchup.

The Jags are led by rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew. They originally signed Nick Foles to start while selecting Minshew in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. However, it’s Minshew that’s taken over the show as Foles has been injured.

With four straight games without an interception and three with multiple touchdowns, Minshew has really become a consistent threat for Jacksonville, a team that has just one loss of more than seven points.

So far this season, the Jags and Saints have just one similar opponent, the Houston Texans. The two games against the Texans were far different though. The Saints-Texans put up 58 points while the Jags-Texans was a defensive grind with a total of just 25 total points.

Sunday could go a few ways. This could be a defensive-minded game, but it could also be a shootout. For New Orleans, a shootout would likely go in their favor as their defense has continued to thrive when under pressure.

That said, let’s dive into three reasons why the Saints will down the Jags on the road in Week 6.