The New Orleans Saints will travel to the Mile High City for a matchup with the 4-6 Broncos, a team that’s currently sitting in third place in the AFC West.
There is no denying Saints fans will still be glued to the television as Taysom Hill lines up for his second consecutive start. Hill thrived against the Falcons, throwing for over 200 yards and running for two touchdowns.
While the 30-year-old may still not be worthy of his eight-figure contract, he’s proving Payton right in trusting him with the keys to the offense.
With Drew Brees out at least two more games as the team put him on injured reserve prior to the team’s Week 11 matchup with the Falcons, Hill will again be gifted the responsibility of leading one of the league’s most dynamic offenses.
This time, they’ll be going against Drew Lock, not Matt Ryan. Bradley Chubb is a notable player to keep an eye on as well, but the Broncos should be a better matchup than the Falcons, who the Saints help to just three field goals are.
The Saints will open up as almost touchdown favorites but don’t tell CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco that as he’s only giving them a one-point victory.
"This will be Taysom Hill making his first road start against a much better defense than what he played against last week in the Falcons. The Denver defense has played much better as of late. The Saints defense has been outstanding the past three games, with the pass rush really impressing. That will be in play here. But it’s going to be close. Saints win it, but barely,” Prisco wrote."
Prisco had the final score being 23-22.
While the score is certainly obtainable for both sides, we’d hope the Saints’ offense got over 23 and their defense held the Broncos to under 22. A better, slightly bias score could be 30-17. After all, the Saints are sitting as the NFC’s best team.
Without Drew Brees, the respect isn’t necessarily there, but with Drew Brees, the focus is on his aging arm and how he isn’t the same. This team has, from the start, been focused on winning, and after a 1-2 start, their culture and dominance is starting to show through.
The Saints should relatively easily make their seven-game win streak an eight-game win streak following their trip to the Mile High.