Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the New Orleans Saints-San Diego Chargers Week 4 game, with the line from OddsShark.
New Orleans Saints (0-3) vs. (-4) San Diego Chargers (1-2), 4:25 p.m.
Mike: Chargers. San Diego has scored at least 22 points in each of its three games, while the pitiful New Orleans defense is giving up almost a yard per play more than any other team in football.
Ricky: Chargers. Expecting points here. Lots and lots of points. The Chargers will score more. At least four more, in fact, given how terrible the Saints’ defense was, is and seemingly always will be.
Andre: Chargers. The Chargers have been successful when they have a balanced attack and don’t put the game in Philip Rivers’ hands. That didn’t happen last week as the Colts bottled up Melvin Gordon, and Rivers had to throw the ball 39 times … and the Chargers still almost covered. Playing against a Saints defense that made Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman look like Emmitt Smith should help San Diego.
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