N.F.L. Week 11 Predictions: Our Picks for Each Game
Week 11 of the 2016 NFL season is upon us and the New Orleans Saints visit the Detroit Lions. The Saints travel to Detroit to finish off a three game road trip. For more insight into how our experts are thinking this game, watch how they see things play out.
If you’re looking for a game that should go either way, here’s what we’re expecting from this contest.
Tremendous Matchup: Saints vs Lions Head-to-Head
We all know that the Detroit Lions are a very talented team, and they are coming off of a playoff appearance in last year’s season. They will be looking to improve upon a solid 2-4 season. On the other side of the ball, the Saints are coming off of a 6-9 season. They were once the king of the NFC South, and now the NFC is in flux. With so much change in the NFC South, it is hard to know what to expect.
New Orleans is a team that is going to have to get used to playing without Drew Brees at the helm. While Brees is not the same as he was in 2012, he is still a very good quarterback and his team will still be a good one. There are so many facets of Drew Brees that make him one of the best quarterbacks in the game. It will be very difficult for the Saints to adjust to their absence of starting quarterback.
The Saints’ offense is going to have a tough time against a Lions team who has a very talented defense. The Lions will be giving up the second most passing yards per game in the NFL this season. Drew Brees’ passing numbers are very dependent on his playmakers, and they are not playing well lately. Drew Brees will be a big part of this matchup, and it will be very important for him to make it look easy against