NFL Football Free Pick
Sunday, October 13 10 a.m. PT
New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars
Saints +1.5 at Jaguars: New Orleans has fared well in the absence of QB Drew Brees as backup Teddy Bridgewater has filled in well, leading the Saints to three straight wins. Jacksonville QB Gardner Minshew has also played well replacing injured Nick Foles.
The Saints’ offense is built more on finesse than physicality. They play just their second game on natural grass. The first was at the Rams in the 27-9 loss in which Brees was injured.
Jacksonville’s is a physical defense which should pressure Bridgewater. Their running game has been effective, gaining 149 and 269 yards the past two weeks. The Saints haven’t rushed for more than 120 yards since gaining 148 in their opener. JAGUARS