New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints: Game Two Preview and Prediction

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tom Brady (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tom Brady (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 07: Fans tailgate outside of Gillette Stadium prior to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /


The Patriots have a good record of bouncing back from tough defeats. Their leadership and some of the younger leaders on the team will be under pressure Sunday to make sure the team can bounce back.

The Saints are coming off a tough defeat as well and they are not going to roll over and make it easy for New England. It is always tough to contain Drew Brees when he is playing at home. The defense is going to have to make a dramatic Improvement for the Patriots to pull out the road win.

The Patriots defense may struggle at first trying to contain the Saints’ offense. Like Minnesota did on Monday night, the key may be to force the Saints into kicking field goals rather than converting touchdowns in the red zone. If the Patriots can do that they should be able to hold on for a close win.

FINAL SCORE: New England Patriots 27 – New Orleans Saints 22