The Saints trailed from the start against the Dallas Cowboys and they couldn’t recover to get the win in NFL lines as Dallas won 24-17.
NFL betting odds had the Cowboys getting some success in December for a change as they really controlled the Saints from the outset. Tony Romo was 22 for 34 for 312 yards and a TD in the NFL betting odds victory. Miles Austin had 139 yards receiving; his fifth 100-yard game of the season and Marion Barber scored two TDs in the NFL betting odds win. The Saints are the third 13-0 team to lose, joining the 1998 Broncos and 2005 Colts. It may be worth noting for next week’s NFL betting odds that each of those two teams lost the next week. New Orleans scored fewer than 20 points for the first time in their last 23 NFL lines contests.
The Saints were considered to have a decent shot at finishing the regular season unbeaten but they really never had a chance in NFL betting odds against Dallas. The Cowboys took control from the start and the Saints trailed the entire NFL betting odds game.
With the Saints’ loss, the Indianapolis Colts are now the only unbeaten team in the NFL as they are 14-0. "We'll digest this," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "Nonetheless, it is what it is and we've got to get back to work next week. We have two important games in front of us and we'll take that approach."
Dallas scored on their first two possessions to really end the mystery of which team would cover the NFL betting odds. The Cowboys went up 24-3 early in the third quarter. The Saints did rally but it was not enough to threaten the Cowboys in NFL lines. Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware had a big game as he harassed Brees all day and stripped the quarterback for the second time to end the last chance for the Saints. The Cowboys outgained the Saints, 439 yards to 336 as NFL betting odds stats showed.
New Orleans fell to 8-6 against the NFL betting odds this season including 4-3 at home. The Saints can still clinch the top spot in the NFC if they get wins the next two weeks. They host Tampa Bay in NFL betting odds this week and then travel to Carolina to end the regular NFL lines season.