The (7-5) Atlanta Falcons host the (9-3) New Orleans Saints for Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:25 PM ET on Amazon PRIME, NBC, and the NFL Network. The Saints are 1.5-point favorites and the over/under is set at 53, suggesting a 27.25-25.75 Saints victory.
The New England Patriots defeated both of these teams so they don’t care which ends up as the victor from a tiebreakers stand point. Instead, it’s more about playoff standings in the NFC. The Saints are the fourth seed and the Falcons are currently outside of the playoff picture.
Personally, I think the Saints are the second-best team in the NFC, behind the Philadelphia Eagles, so I’d rather them be the lowest possible seed to give them a more difficult road in the postseason. Go Falcons.
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