Now in the 2015-16 NFL Regular Season we move into Week 7 with the Saints of New Orleans 2-4 (NFC South) playing the Colts of Indianapolis 3-3 (AFC South) on Sunday the 25th of October 2015 with the game being played at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana with kick-off scheduled for 1:05 PM ET and seen on Fox TV.
If you Bet on NFL football the betting odds at SBG for this game have the Colts of Indianapolis favored at -5 with the Over/under at 52 and -235 on the Money Line, while the underdog Saints are +5 and +195 on the Money Line. The Colts stayed with the Patriots this past Sunday for the best part of the game, but a trick play that went array gave the Patriots the win. Meanwhile the Saints ended the Falcons undefeated streak in the Saints win last Sunday.
For the fans of the 2-4 Saints of New Orleans, the win Sunday over the Falcons of Atlanta 31-21 reminded many of old times as the Thursday night the Saints beat the Falcons. Their 2nd TD of the game came on a blocked punt that ended with a TD for New Orleans.
This just may have been the best game of this season for the Saints as the prevailed on all 3 aspects of the game. Their special teams scored on a fumble that was returned for a TD, while the defense forced the Falcons to fumble on 2 occasions in their own red zone, while offensively the QB Brees passed for a TD and completed 30 of his 39 pass attempts for some 312 yards in that game.
The key target for Saints QB Brees was TE B. Watson, a 12 year veteran, and he caught 10 of the 12 passes his way for 128 yards and 1 TD. Prior to this game TD Watson was more or less silent in their other games. TE Watson along with WR’s should give QB Brees some breathing room so he can fire into the Colts struggling secondary which to date has allowed opponents some 297 yards passing each game which ranks 27th in this 2015 season. WR Snead leads with 437 yards and a TD on receptions, followed by B. Cooks who has 364 yards and 1 TD to date.
On defense the Saints have a decent pass rush that may be troublesome for Colts QB Luck especially if DE C. Jordan performs as he did against Atlanta sacking their QB Ryan on 3 occasions and is tied with H. Kikaha both having 4 sacks this season. The Saints in their ultimate four road game are with 1 and 4 straight up.
For the fans of the 3-3 Colts of Indianapolis your team in Sunday’s game against the Patriots, trailing in the game by 6 points decided to pull off a fake punt and it backfired as RB C. Anderson was tackled for a 1 yard loss giving the Patriots the ball, and they scored on that possession.
QB Luck passed for 3 touchdowns in the game and some 314 yards and had neither interceptions nor fumbles. WR T. Hilton was the leader in receptions with 6 for 75 yards and a TD and D. Moncrief and Whalen each scored a TD in the 34-27 loss to the Patriots on Sunday night. The Colts also had a decent running game as RB F. Gore had 13 carries for 79 yards, but then the offense went to the passing game as they were then behind by 2 touchdowns. However, in this upcoming game RB Gore could have a big game on the ground, as the Saints have the league’s worst rushing defense that allows opponents some 139 yards rushing per game this 2015. The defense had a sparking moment when CG M. Adams picked off a pass to Patriots WR Edelman which he bobbled and Adams grabbed it and ran for a TD. However against the Saints the turnovers will be fewer as Saints QB Brees has only had 3 intercepts to date in their 6 games. Here at the Colts home field, Lucas Oil Stadium they have won 7 of their last 10 games at home.
The online betting prediction for this game is that the Colts use RB Gore to run over the Saints weaknesses in run defense and beat the Saints.