Oct 26, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) carries the ball past Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde (33) for a touchdown in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Saints vs. Texans, November 29th
Here’s another NFC South matchup for the Texans. It’s no secret that this entire division is armed with offensive weapons, especially now that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have quarterback Jameis Winston. All four teams have quarterbacks that can, at the moment, be considered dangerous, and the Texans have to play all four of them.
This game is particularly important because it’s against one of the best teams in the division. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have established themselves as offensive firepowers, more in the air than on the ground lately. This is where the Texans defense seems to lack. They can easily stop a run game with their outstanding defensive line compiled of J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork.
This year, the Saints receiving core is somewhat of a question mark. After trading away Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, the receiving game has been left in the hands of sophomore receiver Brandin Cooks, and it’s not clear if he can handle a lot of targets, especially with his size.
At the moment, the Saints are still recognized as a great team, and the Texans are the underdog, in my opinion, for this matchup. Luckily it’s not in the loud Super Dome, and the Texans may be able to sneak out of this one with a win if their secondary can hold up against some long balls from Brees.
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