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Preseason Week 2 Patriots vs Saints: Predict the Score!

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The Patriots will square off against the Saints. Which team do you believe will win?

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The New England Patriots are traveling to New Orleans to take on the Saints. It's the preseason, so just like Whose Line? the scoring is made up and the points don't matter.

Still, if you're interested, the Saints are a 1-2 point favorite, with the over/under set at 43 points. Expect a lot more scoring in this game than in last week's game against the Packers.

In last preseason's week 2 tilt against the Eagles, the Patriots were victorious in a 42-35 shoot out. Tom Brady played for the first two drives, but his first drive ended in a pick-6. It's possible he only plays one drive against the Saints. Jimmy Garoppolo finished the first half and Ryan Mallett played the entire second half. So look for Garoppolo and Ryan Lindley to have plenty of time on the field.

Don't expect a lot of scoring. I'd pick the under, purely on the state of the Patriots back-ups.