Predicting how the final four games in 2022 turn out for the Saints

Leigh Oleszczak
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Week 18 vs Carolina Panthers

In Week 3, the Panthers curb-stomped the Saints and it was the last time we saw Jameis Winston take a snap for this team. He was awful in the loss, no doubt, but it didn't help that Alvin Kamara fumbled or that the defense let Baker Mayfield cook.

This time around, Mayfield might not be on the Panthers roster anymore, but Carolina will have a whole lot more to play for in Week 18 than the Saints will. As crazy as it sounds, the Panthers could still not only make the playoffs but actually host a playoff game.

If it comes down to the Panthers needing to win in Week 18, they'll be motivated to sweep the Saints in the final game of the season. Even if they're not playing for a playoff berth, Steve Wilks will be determined to keep his job as the Panthers head coach.

Meanwhile, the Saints have very little to play for since they're not vying for a playoff spot or a high draft pick.

Prediction: Saints lose 35-14

So, there you have it. I have the Saints going 0-4 down the stretch to finish the season at 4-13. It's been a bad season for the Dennis Allen-led Saints and despite the favorable schedule, I don't see this team winning a single game.

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What do you think their final record will be?

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