If you want to talk about two of the toughest tasks in the NFL over the last few years, you have to look on two different sides of the map. Going to Seattle to win has been hard for everyone for a few years. Likewise, going into Foxboro to win on a Monday night has been very tough in its own right. Now, the Saints look to go to New England to take on a Patriots team that looks like it might have finally found itself a little bit.
The Saints have a strong offense, and with Sean Payton on the sideline again, they look poised to make a run at the NFC title. The big issue, it seems, is that New Orleans has been struggling a little bit on defense. Though they have gotten results to this point, the New Orleans defense has given up a large number of yards. Eventually, you have to think that teams are going to start turning drives into points.
The Patriots are strong on both sides of the ball, and it looks like Tom Brady is finally figuring out how to get things going with his new wide receivers. The Pats are really strong on both sides of the ball, and they play very well in their home stadium. If you think that Brady and company will continue to roll, then you have to like them to cover the number here. New England can really run away from people when they are on top of their game. When making NFL picks this week, if you like New England to win, you will probably like them to cover.