Saints open -3.5 at Carolina in Week 2 (1 Viewer)

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I am a bit surprised that the Saints opened as a 3.5 point favorite against the Carolina Panthers. I am surprised it wasn't a bit higher (like 5).

This is not going to be a "trap" game. This is division game number 1, and I believe the Saints will be ready.
I think most are still gun shy about Jameis. If he continues past NE and BB, hen you’d see people jumping on the bandwagon.
Take Saints -3.5.
 

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3.5 as a road favorite is a pretty good size number. Basically a TD on a neutral field.

Add in the fact we've only played one game and are facing a number of unknowns (Lattimore, Covid, Jameis consitstency, etc), I think that's a pretty fair number.
 

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Pay attention to that line movement! I hope it doesn’t drop to -3 or -2.5. If it moved the other way, I feel good about our chances
 

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I picked N.O This week in Survivor Bowl. I hope it doesnt bite me in the butt. The other games seem to have little separation
 

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Carolina looks like 8-9 team. So, they are dangerous, but I don't like their inexperienced coaching.
 

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On to Carolina...


It's Wednesday, time to scrutinize a bit.

We've now seen Jameis "when everything goes right" in a game.

It'll be interesting if it's a tight game where things go back and forth (or worse), to see how he will respond!

(As well as the team as a whole.)


Geaux Jameis!

Geaux Saints!
 

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On to Carolina...


It's Wednesday, time to scrutinize a bit.

We've now seen Jameis "when everything goes right" in a game.

It'll be interesting if it's a tight game where things go back and forth (or worse), to see how he will respond!

(As well as the team as a whole.)


Geaux Jameis!

Geaux Saints!
Right.

I’ll say this: Jameis made some nice plays when protection broke down. Which happened a lot more than the OLine would like.

Hopefully that continues if he faces consistent adversity in a game (or we need to come from behind).
 

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I am a bit surprised that the Saints opened as a 3.5 point favorite against the Carolina Panthers. I am surprised it wasn't a bit higher (like 5).

This is not going to be a "trap" game. This is division game number 1, and I believe the Saints will be ready.
If you give the traditional 3 points for the home team, that's 6.5 on a neutral field and 9.5 in NOLA. That seems right. If anything it might be a little too skewed to our side. I would think the line ends up closer to -2.5.
 

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I'm optimistically nervous. I think we'll handle business, but don't like that we are shifting o-line around already.
Also, we historically are terrible the week after a blowout.

Add on we are still traveling and against a division opponent and I could see an upset.

Supposed to have really good weather so that helps.
 

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People are going to jump all over this. That line will creep closer to 6 before kickoff.

The public will say, "The Saints just monkey stomped the Packers and the reigning MVP so surely they'll beat the Panthers by at least a touchdown!" The Saints will promptly win a 24-21 overtime nail biter.
 

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Right now, all Jameis has to do is to not lose any games. The defense will definitely keep us in the games. But when Jameis really starts mastering this offense, we are going to see another dimension of the Saint's offense that not even the GOAT Brees could provide. I bet Payton is just all giddy in his pants playing with his new toy Winston. It's almost like a video game that you have to learn what all the controls can do before you can master your domain. Each week, Jameis will get more comfortable and Payton will add to his game plan.

This will be an exciting year.
 

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Seems about right. Panthers have always been a tough game since the realignment.
 

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People are going to jump all over this. That line will creep closer to 6 before kickoff.

The public will say, "The Saints just monkey stomped the Packers and the reigning MVP so surely they'll beat the Panthers by at least a touchdown!" The Saints will promptly win a 24-21 overtime nail biter.
No way no how that goes to 6.
 

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