Week 15: Dallas Cowboys
Week 16: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 17: @ Carolina Panthers
As we continue to follow the New Orleans Saints through their incredible season, you continue to wonder can the Saints really go 16-0. You may even be thinking; Is that legal? With the Saints at 13-0 and only three remaining it’s actually beginning to look possible. Sean Payton and the team have said they will not rest starters through the remaining schedule. This week looks a little scary as the Black and Gold host the 8-5 Dallas Cowboys. Now, you may think “Oh no, the Saints haven’t been playing well and now they have to play the ‘Boys.” Well, I am here to shed a little light on a fun thing called, “December Fever.”
Dallas has been notorious in December the past few years and the ‘09 season is no different. They have already lost their first two games in the month against the Giants in New York and the Chargers in Dallas. Maybe they are just having bad luck considering they played good teams back to back or maybe it’s the December Fever.
Their remaining three isn’t easy either. They have to fly to New Orleans, then they have to travel to D.C. and finally they play the Eagles at home. Either way, their health is still in danger as they have to fly to New Orleans. They are now a game behind the Eagles in the NFC East, and beating the Saints begins to seem like their last hope. If the Eagles win and the Fever strikes the Cowboys, they will be two behind with two to play. They have the number three total offense averaging 391 yards per game, and possess the number six passing attack and number seven ground attack. Defensively, they are number fourteen allowing about 329 yards per game.
The New Orleans Saints continue to roll as they face a bigger test this week than the previous two weeks. The Saints have been winning some close games, but they are winning. This past Sunday they had to fly to Atlanta and face a serious test as the Falcons fought for their lives with hopes of staying in the wild-card race. The Saints prevailed 26-23 and are moving on to this weeks challenge. If the Vikings lose this week and the Saints win, they will be crowned conference winners and earn the number one seed in the NFC. Obviously the Saints still have much to fight for and won’t be sitting starters any time soon. Drew Brees continues his roll as he added three more touchdowns touchdowns this week and jumps to number two in yards behind big Manning. They still have the number one offense and the number three and five passing attack, but their defense will be tested this week. Last time we said that was when the Saints played the Patriots and completely shut out Brady. So, it will be interesting to see how the Saints defense plays behind a loud home crowd.
Drew Brees VS. Tony Romo
Saints Offense VS. Cowboys Defense
Cowboys Offense VS. New Orleans Crowd
Romo and Crew VS. December Fever