New Orleans Saints: Game-by-game predictions for 2021 season

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0. 0. 30. Sunday, Dec 12. . 12 CST. 15.

After two Thursday night games, the Saints hit the road again, this time for the Big Apple for a showdown with the new-look Jets. This offseason saw the Jets hire Robert Saleh as their head coach while also taking BYU product Zach Wilson with the second overall pick.

The Saints will square off against Sheldon Rankins, who left to sign with the Jets in the offseason. That New York defense is sneaky good and with Saleh as the head coach, they’ll only get better this year.

This has trap game written all over it but let’s be honest — The Saints are far and away the better team here. Maybe Wilson has a red-hot rookie year and has the Jets surprising people this year but if all goes according to plan, New Orleans should win this one handily.

Prediction: Saints 21, Jets 10

15. . Sunday, Dec 19. 48. 0. 0. . 7:20 CST

The Saints head to Tampa Bay in Week 15 for a rematch from earlier in the season. The last time the Saints played the Bucs on their home turf, it wasn’t pretty for the eventual Super Bowl champions, who got bulldozed over by the Saints on Sunday Night Football.

This time around, Tampa will probably return the favor, as the game is on Sunday night once again and they’ve been waiting to humiliate the Saints as much as possible this season. While this won’t be quite as big of a blowout as the Saints dealt the Bucs last year, it’s probably a pretty easy win for Tampa.

Prediction: Saints 17, Buccaneers 28

Record: 8-6