The New Orleans Saints should, as they did to the Indianapolis Colts, absolutely obliterate a Tennessee Titans team still fighting for a playoff spot.
Entering Week 16, the New Orleans Saints are 11-3.
They’re currently the No. 3 seed in the NFC and could take over the top spot on either of these last two weeks. Given that they’re one game out of contention, the Saints will be playing each of these last two games like it’s the playoffs.
Heading into Week 15, the Saints knew they were in must-win territory if they had any hopes for a top-two seed. They were the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot so they’ve been a lock for the postseason for a while.
Week 16 will be no different.
Their competition will be largely the same as well. The Titans, like the Colts, will enter with a slim chance to make the playoffs. At 8-6, they’ll be battling the Pittsburgh Steelers for the final wild-card spot in the AFC.
While both teams desperately need a win, the Titans season basically rests on the next two weeks.
The Saints could drop both games and still be the No. 3 seed in the NFC. However, that’s not their aim. This team wants to be a top-two team in the NFC, and they know they’re capable of being a top team in their conference.
The Titans have 30 more points for them and have allowed 30 points fewer than opponents as compared to the Colts. Just overall, the Titans won’t be dominated like the Colts were on Monday night.
However, they still shouldn’t be a competition for the mighty Saints.
Coming off a 24-21 loss to the Texans, the Titans have shown weaknesses.
However, their strong run game will the focal point, and the Saints need to tame Derrick Henry. If they do that, the Titans’ offense should crumble and give way to the Drew Brees who is just now hitting stride.
Brees is hitting stride after a four-touchdown performance. He should be coming for Tennessee’s throat early. Michael Thomas may also be looking to hit the single-season receptions record Sunday as well.