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 England Patriots-New Orleans Saints Week 2 game, with the line from MyBookie.AG.
(-7) New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints, Sunday 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Patriots. Hard to imagine laying a touchdown on the road in New Orleans after a Week 1 performance like we saw from the Patriots, but this is just too enticing of a matchup on both sides of the ball. Just what the doctor ordered.
Ricky: Patriots. The Saints generate very little pass rush and are susceptible to allowing big plays. That could mean a huge afternoon for Brandin Cooks in his return to New Orleans, where the Saints’ offense will have a hard time going score for score with the Patriots, despite how unsteady New England’s defense looked in Week 1.
Andre: Patriots. The Saints’ defense made Sam Bradford look like Tom Brady. Now they actually get to face Tom Brady. As NESN.com’s own Zack Cox tweeted earlier this week:
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