We've done this on game day even each of the past two weeks, and we're at it again today: in anticipation of Sunday's showdown between the 2-0 New Orleans Saints and the 1-1 Buffalo Bills, we're joined for one last shindig by "Saintsational," lead blogger over at SB Nation's home for the Saints, Canal Street Chronicles. After the jump, you'll find predictions from the both of us for tomorrow's big game - and an invitation to leave your own predictions, as well.
First off, my prediction - and please understand that I remain highly optimistic about Buffalo's chances of winning this game. All week I've preached fundamentals and playing good, hard, mistake-free football as the best way to beat New Orleans. I believe these Bills are capable of that. But they've also shown that they're capable of losing well-played games against very good quarterbacks, so forgive me if I maintain the "I'll believe it when I see it" stance on this young, talented Bills team.
Buffalo is equipped to play with a team like the Saints - we have an offense that can beat you in a lot of ways. But Drew Brees is Drew Brees, and I'm not sure this defense will display enough consistency in their pass rush or enough creativity in their fronts to hold up their end of the bargain. Buffalo might keep this one interesting into the fourth, but it will take a near-perfect effort to beat an offense as efficient as New Orleans'. Saints 37, Bills 24
Here is the prediction that "Saintsational" at Canal Street Chronicles made:
Don't kill me, but if the weather can hold up, I think the Saints are going to continue to steamroll. Sorry. Saints 42, Bills 24.
No need to apologize, friend. But I'd be lying if I said I'm not even more jacked up for tomorrow's game after reading those words. The adrenaline is in full flow. If you're going to be at The Ralph tomorrow, get rowdy, folks.
Anybody here care to make a prediction?