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Saints-Falcons Preview: Week 1 NFL Guide, Analysis & Predictions

the first full Sunday of NFL The action should impress with a matchup between two classic rivals.Expect fireworks when the new look Atlanta Falcons to host new orleans saints At the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

FOX Sports’ staff of NFL writers has created guides for each of the Week 1 competitions. Be sure to check back throughout the upcoming season for weekly matchup analysis and game predictions.

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons (1pm ET, FOX)

Overview: These are two teams with new looks trying to bring back their old offensive magic after a failed offseason run. deshawn watsonIn New Orleans, the days of Sean Payton and Drew Brees are over – formally, Payton has “retired” and turned the team over to Dennis Allen. Jameis Winston (knee) and WR Michael Thomas (ankle), they ride dynamic RB Alvin Kamara — unless suspended after an offseason arrest.

Meanwhile, the Falcons ditched their longtime QB Matt Ryan give Marcus Mariota A second shot at becoming an NFL starter.he lost his No. 1 receiver Calvin Ridley Suspended for the season, but that certainly doesn’t help. But he has a dangerous weapon in his TE. Kyle Pitts and do everything cordarrell patterson.

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Featured Matches: Saints DE Cam Jordan vs Falcons RT Caleb McGarry

Former first-round pick McGary certainly has the task of handling the NFL’s top pass rush, but it’s never been easy when it comes to Jordan. , tallied 12.5 sacks last season. This is his fourth double-digit sacks his season in the last five years.

The Saints also have a tough secondary and if they can get a pass rush against Mariota it could be a long day for him.

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Key stats: The Saints went 5-2 in Winston’s seven starts last season and 4-6 in games he missed. The Saints, who failed to acquire Watson in the offseason, dropped out of the quarterback carousel. Mainly because I’m still optimistic that I can win with Winston. They believe he was just warming up when he got injured.

predict: I think there is misplaced hope for both of these teams, especially given their choices at the quarterback position. unlikely to be maintained.

However, in one game, Winston seems likely to have a big day as he doesn’t have to go up against the New Orleans defense. Too much for Mariota, who has barely played since his last start in 2019. Saints 17, Falcon 9 Ralph Vachiano

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