2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 26, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Los Angeles at New Orleans
Sunday 10/26 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New Orleans +3 (+110) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The winner of last year's inaugular "London Bowl" went on to win the Super Bowl. Both of these teams would love to get a chance to replicate that feat, but at 3-4, it doesn't look good. The winner here gets to a respectable 4-4 record while the loser sinks to 3-5 and sees their playoff hopes get much dimmer. Both teams come off losses. Yes, the Saints have lost Reggie Bush. But Aaaron Stecker, Pierre Thomas and Duece McCallister can easily carry the load from the backfield. The Saints have a bye week upcoming and want desparately to win this game going into the off week. "We came over here knowing that this is pretty much a must-win game for us," said Marques Colston who is back from a thumb injury. Drew Brees agrees, saying "I'd be lying if I told you it was just any other game." Off their worst offensive performance of the year (7 points after averaging 29 per game prior to that), I expect the Saints to have a big game. The same can't necessarily be said for the Chargers who can't get LaDanian Tomlinson untracked. In his last three games he has gained a total of 150 yards and no touchdowns. The Saints have the better offense and more motivation, coming off an absolute stinker.
|Los Angeles ChargersChargers||3||14||3||12||32|
|New Orleans SaintsSaints||3||20||7||7||37|