Someone may have already posted this, but here is my take on how the season will unfold:
Week 1: @Panthers- This one is a win. I just feel the Saints are the better team this year. We come in as the underdogs and leave with an early division lead. (By the way this game for me is the key to getting into the playoffs this year)
Week 2: Giants- This is also a win. We are far more talented than this team and Eli is not ready yet. Saints start off hot at 2-0
Week 3: @Vikings- The Vikings cool us off as our defense is unable to contain Culpepper from escaping the pocket for a last minute TD to win the game. Now 2-1
Week 4: Bills- The Saints sack Losman 4 times causing him to fumble once for a D TD. Karney wins this one with a last second field goal. 3-1
Week 5: @Packers- The Saints finally start garnering national attention as they beat up the Packers pourous D with 200+ yds rushing from Duece. 4-1
Week 6: Falcons- As usual a low scoring close game comes down to a kick by Carney as time expires to win the game 20-17. 5-1
Week 7: @Rams- The Saints own the Rams. We pass and run all over them and D. Smith gets 2 picks on Bulger to take the record to 6-1. Saints fans start to hyperventalate.
Week 8: Dolphins- Too much of Joe Horn in this one. The Saints D puts on it's best showing of the season and holds Miami to 9 points on three field goals. 7-1. This is when things start to get ugly.
Week 9: Bears- In what has become a yearly event as much as Christmas or Easter the Saints come out flat a lose a game they should win thanks to turnovers by the offense. 7-2 heading into the bye week.
Week 11: @Patriots- The off week makes the team come out and play sloppy. Penalties and turnovers against the Champs are a bad combination. 7-3
Week 12: @Jets- The Saints play this one tough, but lose on a last second pass from Pennington to Coles. The Saints are now officially reeling. Saints fans start jumping on Brooks, Haslett, the Defense. The world is now against the Saints after another poor Primetime showing on Sunday night. 7-4
Week 13: Bucs- The Saints show heart when they are backed into a corner. That plus an atrocious Tampa Offense lead to a 14 point victory to right the ship at 8-4
Week 14: @Falcons- Vick goes bananas on the Saints D for 100+yds rushing and two running TD's on Monday night. The Saints prove again they are not ready for Primetime. 8-5
Week 15: Carolina- Payback for the Panthers. The Dfense causes three turnovers leading to 17 points and the Saints can't make a comeback late. Panthers take a one game lead on the Saints in the standings. 8-6
Week 16: Lions- Fighting for their playoff lives and jobs, the Saints rally for a solid effort and a win. They are now tied with the Panthers for the division lead at 9-6.
Week 17: @Bucs- A Saints win and they win the division and get the first round bye. A loss and the Panthers are in and the Saints watch the playoffs from home again. Although, the Bucs have long since been eliminated they bring their A game and push the Saints to the limit and overtime. A safety by a blitzing McKenzie send the Saints nation into hysteria as they finally break the postseason drought. 10-6
Re: Record Prediction
Week 1: @Panthers -W -L
Week 2: Giants -W -W
Week 3: @Vikings -W -L
Week 4: Bills -L -L
Week 5: @Packers -W -W
Week 6: Falcons -L -L
Week 7: @Rams -W -W
Week 8: Dolphins -W -W
Week 9: Bears -L -L
Week 11: @Patriots -L -L
Week 12: @Jets -W -L
Week 13: Bucs -W -W
Week 14: @Falcons -W -L
Week 15: Carolina -W -W
Week 16: Lions -W -W
Week 17: @Bucs -W -L
If we win in Carolina, 12 - 4 and we go to the Super Bowl and lose in a glorious battle with the Colts.
If we lose, 7 - 9 and a much needed new QB and Coaching staff next year. Here is hoping for the former!
RE: Re: Record Prediction
Week 1: @Panthers- Loss. The Saints come out stumbling and bumbling as usual. Carolina has 196 yards on 22 carries by Foster and Goings. Delhomme gets sacked three times, fumbles once and throws an INT, but still manages 234 yards with a 62& completion rate and a TD. Deuce finds no running room early and Brooks comes out totally off target. The O looks better late in the game but ultimately cannot climb out of the 17-3 hole they dug with 8:30 left in the first half. Looks like the same old Saints. Carolina: 24-19, 0-1
Week 2: Giants- In typical Saints fashion the team rebounds in week two beating up on a nobody and making fans think maybe it's not that bad. The defense destroys Manning with 5 sacks and two INTs. The D also recovers a Tiki Barber fumble and hold Tiki to 87 yards. The O look like we thought it would and the Saints win handily. Saints: 27-16, 1-1
Week 3: @Vikings- The Vikings are 0-2 out of the gate despite the hype. Their D remains porous and the O seems to be clearly suffering. Still, Vikings RBs and Culpepper combine for 256 yards rushing. Deuce has a big day and this game turns into a shootout. As always, the Vikes win it late. Vikings: 35-31, 1-2
Week 4: Bills- The Bills are better than everyone expects. Their D is stout, McGahee is bona fide, and Losman is no more erratic than your average "great" QB on a certain other team. This game is tight, and as usual, at home, needing a win, the Saints D gives up a 72 yard drive in 3:12 of game time leaving only :23 on the clock. Bills: 24-23, 1-3
Week 5: @Packers- The Saints finally get a much needed win far from home as the talk of Haslett being fired mid-year is already beginning in New Orleans. The national media has written Haslett's tenure and the team's season off. Deuce has a great day, the D picks Favre off twice and somehow holds Green to 97 yards rushing. Saints: 27-17, 2-3
Week 6: Falcons- This is an ugly low scoring contest all around. As usual, the Saints kill what little momentum they might have gained by losing to a team that they simply cannot beat when Mike Vick is in the lineup. Vick scrambles 3 times for 45 yards in the Falcons final drive. Falcons: 20-16, 2-4
Week 7: @Rams- The Saints just know how to play the Rams. The Rams D is not good and their running game will suffer early as Martz tries to pull the Jackson/Faulk rotation. As a result he will have mostly abandoned the rush and Bulger will be pass happy but battered. This turns into another high flying afair, but the Saints win it on turnovers. Saints: 28-24, 3-4
Week 8: Dolphins- With a chance to go on a roll the Saints almost let this one slip away. The Dolphins D pounds the Saints. Deuce is frustrated all game, being hit in the backfield more often than not. Brooks is sloppy. Our D seems to play well, but really the Dolphins O is just terrible. Stallworth breaks a long one late and Carney nearly misses a 31 yarder, but it goes just inside the upright to ensure a Saints victory that will inspire little hope. Saints: 16-13, 4-4
Week 9: Bears- This is normally a game the Saints lose. The one that they shold win easy and get them close to contention. However, this team has a way of hanging around and keeping fans interested. With little expectations they go out and play solid and beat up on the Bears, at home no less. Saints: 23-10, 5-4
Week 10: Bye (With a 5-4 record at the bye the team is someplace it hasn't been at the bye since 2002 - in winning territory. Still, few outside of New Orleans give the team much chance of anything. A few fans are positive this team will make the playoffs and are rationalizing 10-6 or 11-5.)
Week 11: @Patriots- The Saints get flat out beat by the Patriots in every respect. This is the old fashion whupping that the Saints always give up mid-year (see SD, Denver, Colts of the last few years). Patties: 34-13, 5-5
Week 12: @Jets- Fans hope for a rebound but get none. The Saints play sloppy ball and the Jets simply run down our throats. When they have to pass Pennington is hurried and sacked a few times, but never loses his composure and abuses Brown and our Nickelback, throwing for a 68% completion percentage. This one looks closer than it is. Jets: 24-17, 5-6
Week 13: Bucs- The Saints, needing a win badly, especially against a division opponent look to get healthy against the Bucs. Instead, Griese tears us up. Deuce has a great day with 140+ yards rushing and 45 receiving, but it's not enough. Brooks throws a late INT that puts Tampa in Saints territory. They pick up 20 yards and whoever the hell their kicker is hits a 48 yard field goal late to win it for them. Bucs: 20-17, 5-7
Week 14: Falcons - The Falcons, in a race for the division with Carolina, almost make a terrible blunder. They give the ball up late for a Saints score in another tight game. Still, Superman can't be stopped and the Saints lose to the Falcons again. Falcons: 24-23, 5-8
Week 15: Carolina- Somehow the Saints manage to play spoiler again for the Panthers, giving up a win to Atlanta and then beating the Panthers the next week. This is essentially a mirror-image of the week 17 game last season. The Saints pull out a hard fought one. Saints: 23-19, 6-8
Week 16: Lions- Talking playoffs b/c the NFC is poo again, the Saints face what they believe to be their last real challenge, the playoff bound Lions. Kevin Jones is second in the NFL in rushing and the Lions WRs are deadly, though all slowed by leg injuries. The Saints play physical in the secondary and shut down the pass, but give up yards in chunks on the ground. Deuce has a good day and Brooks has one of his "this is why I should be a Pro Bowl QB every week" games. The Saints win a wild one 31-28. 7-8
Week 17: @Bucs- If the Saints win and 3 other teams lose, they'll be in the playoffs. Accordingly, they stomp the Bucs, though the score is closer than it should be due to an AB underhanded turnover. Still the Saints win this one outright. Saints: 24-20, 8-8
Two of the teams the Saints need to lose do so, but Detroit runs a punt back for a touchdown late in their game to win it by 1 and keep the Saints out. People blame everyone but the team. Haslett gets an extension. Brooks reworks his deal and gets an additional 4 years. The Saints don't address DT or LB in the offseason. Benson threatens to leave and fans freak... again. People tout the signing of a stud LT and safety and talk about how this year will be different in 2006.
RE: Re: Record Prediction
WhoDat - We need a crack pipe smiley . Especially if you are going to make anymore predictions like this one . Beatnik does not do this post justice .
Find a crack pipe smiley and call it Saintfan ..... :wink:
The Sabanator in the Dome .......
It is a home game , a place where the Saints do not do well .
Miami 24 -21
Re: RE: Re: Record Prediction
2 things that some Saints fans need to accept:
1. Jake is gone.
2. Nick Saban is not going to be our coach.
Miami will not beat us this year.
As for smileys, lets get one that looks like Oliver Stone and name him 08. :lol:
hugs to my one-hitter
Your avatar suggests that you're way more than a one-hitter. Looks more like the 2 hole to me. LMAO. :nutkick:
What, they didn't give you the "Guide to Street Lingo" when you went and had your Mensa test?
Kinda looks like Oliver Stone ..... :wink:
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