The Chiefs are well ahead of every other team in the NFL, and that includes the Saints.
As exciting as Brees’ return will be, New Orleans is in for a tough time here. Thus, I do not believe they win this game, nor do I expect them to cover as a three-point game. Should Taysom Hill have to start, I’d gladly take the Chiefs by multiple scores.
There isn’t much hope for any defense to stop Kansas City’s prolific offense. In the end, the only way to beat them is to score as many points as possible.
With how much the Chiefs have struggled to defend running backs and tight ends, the Saints should certainly be able to find success through a spread-out passing game, especially if they realize that they cannot afford to run the ball much in this game.
With a win, the Saints can clinch the division, can remain in contention for the #1 seed, and can make certain they can be the #2 seed. However, it’s likely that they’re left waiting until Week 16 and will be in need of some outside help.
This should be a shootout, but with how explosive the Chiefs are, it’s hard to see the Saints, as currently constructed, keeping up with them. There is a reason that they are the clear Super Bowl favorites, after all.
Still, this should be a very fun game. Brees vs Mahomes, Payton vs Reid, and a lot of offensive playmakers! Heck, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are calling this game! This has all the makings of an entertaining matchup, and the Saints will look to prove themselves in front of a national audience!