The New Orleans Saints head to jolly 'ol England for a Week 4 date with the Minnesota Vikings and things aren't going well for the black and gold. They're fresh off a disastrous loss to the then-winless Carolina Panthers and now have to travel overseas to play a team that's typically had their number. Goody.
New Orleans has looked downright awful on the offensive side of the ball, scoring a lackluster 24 points over the last two weeks. Their defense has been terrific but eventually, they're going to allow the opposition to score and that's been the nail in the coffin for a team that can't move the football even with the talent they acquired this offseason.
Next up, the Saints will try to score on the Vikings in London. Minnesota has scored at least 23 points in their two wins this season. Can NOLA keep up if the Vikings get to the 20-point mark?
Saints vs Vikings Odds Week 4
FanDuel has the Vikings as 2.5-point favorites with a moneyline of -142 while the Saints' moneyline sits at +120. While the Saints are technically the home team here, this game is going to be played in London so it's on a neutral field, meaning that NOLA won't be given the three points awarded to home teams. The over/under is set at 44.5 and with the Saints struggling to move the ball, I'd be tempted to strongly hit the under on that total.
Saints vs Vikings Prediction Week 4
At this point, why would I feel comfortable picking the Saints to win? Have you watched their offense play? They're terrible and Jameis Winston is clearly in pain from the fractures in his back. Until the Saints make the switch to Andy Dalton, I won't feel confident in this offense moving the ball and putting points on the board.
While I'm not sure this game will be a blowout by any means, do any of us trust Winston to keep the Saints in this one? I don't.
I'm sad to pick the Vikings here but I'm going with a 23-14 Minnesota win in London.