Tips For Betting On Chargers Saints – Saints Still Searching for that First Win
San Diego Chargers @ New Orleans Saints – Sunday Ocober 7, 2012 8:20PM EST
It is almost a guarantee that the NFL did not know that the Saints would be 0-4 when the league set up a nationally televised game from New Orleans. The betting public has learned that the NFL will allowed suspended head coach Sean Payton, suspended assistant head coach Joe Vitt and suspended general manager Mickey Loomis to attend this game against the Chargers. The reason that the NFL is allowing this is because Drew Brees made the request to the NFL as this will probably be the game where Brees breaks Johnny Unitas’ record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Brees may break another quarterback record, but that does not mean that Payton and company will like what they see on the field.
The online football betting world suspected that the Saints were in trouble when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season. Even the Saints looked good in the preseason and were saying all of the right things, it still looked bleak. When it comes down to key moments in a game, few coaches are able to call plays like Sean Payton. That ability to break down a game and make important decisions is one of the things that the Saints will miss in this game against the Chargers.
Why the Chargers Will Win
The San Diego Chargers are beating the teams that it should be beating and losing to teams with a winning record. San Diego is 3-1, but that one loss is to the Atlanta Falcons who is the only team the Chargers have played with a winning record. The sports betting websites need to see more out of the Chargers to consider San Diego a real Super Bowl contender. New Orleans is 0-4, but beating a desperate Saints team at home under any circumstances will turn heads for the Chargers.
Why the Saints Will Win
The Saints have already tried the old “emotional lift” angle when it played its home opener without Payton. The fact that Payton, Vitt and Loomis will be in the audience for this game will not affect the outcome of the contest. But the Saints are still a decent football team with talent. If New Orleans can exploit the Chargers’ weakness against the run and get a rushing attack going in this game, then the Saints could walk away with the victory in this game.
The Bottom Line
This will be a record-breaking day for Drew Brees, but that record can and will be broken without bringing the Saints a win. The nightmare that is the 2012 season continues for the Saints and it does not look like anything is going to get better until Sean Payton comes back in 2013.
Pick: San Diego Chargers